The future of Morgan Sanson with Aston Villa should become clearer after Friday, report France Bleu.

Sanson is currently on loan at Nice, but his move would become permanent if they defeat Le Harve on Friday night, according to the French media outlet.

It’s reported Nice can purchase the Aston Villa midfielder for €4m if they qualify for Europe, as this will trigger the option to buy clause.

Nice are currently four points ahead of seventh placed Lyon and victory at home on Friday night will guarantee them at least Europa Conference football for next season.

The other option conditions were that he played half their games and Nice finished in the top eight.

However, the final decision will come down to whether Sanson wants to remain in the south of France, but given he looks surplus to requirements at Villa Park he may take up the option to stay.

Sanson joined Aston Villa in 2021 but struggled to make an impact with the Premier League side. The 29-year-old made just 23 appearances before being loaned out to Strasburg for the second half of last season.

Since signing for Nice on loan last summer Sanson has managed to kick start his career. He’s contracted to Aston Villa until June 2025.