Unable to get himself the regular playing time he wanted at Aston Villa this season under both Steven Gerrard and Unai Emery, Morgan Sanson went to seek it elsewhere in January.

After a few twists and turns, the midfielder ended up at Strasbourg in Ligue 1, where he immediately became an important player.

The Aston Villa loanee once again showed why he was so highly rated in France, but with the loan coming to an end soon, he will need to think about his future, as he explained to DNA in France.

Sanson was asked about the fact that he will soon have to face the prospect of heading back to Villa Park, and the local outlet wondered if he could stay at Strasbourg permanently.

He replied: “It’s not completely crazy. Rather unexpected things sometimes happen in football. We will see about the future…”

As for his choice to swap Aston Villa for Strasbourg for the second half of the campaign, the player believes he made the perfect decision.

He said: “I’m really very satisfied about this choice. I didn’t get it wrong. I needed to show everything that I wasn’t dead. From a collective point of view, while mathematically it isn’t done, we can only give ourselves high fives. When I arrived, we had 15 points from 19 games. We now have 39 thanks to a great second half of the season.”

It will now be up to Strasbourg and Aston Villa to hash something out if the Ligue 1 side want to keep the midfielder, who himself seems inclined to making the switch if it eventually becomes an option.