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Aston Villa midfielder Morgan Sanson: I could've joined Leeds

Aston Villa midfielder Morgan Sanson has revealed he rejected the chance to join Leeds United.

The Frenchman left Marseille for Villa Park in January in a deal worth around £15m.

In an interview with Canal +, Sanson said: "I have known everything in Ligue 1, especially with Montpellier and Marseille, so I was at a time when I asked myself the question: 'why not go abroad?'.

"Since I was little I have always had a special affection for this championship (the Premier League).

"Aston Villa is a big club in England, but it could have been another club the summer before, there was Leeds which was very interested but I judged that it was not the moment."

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