Aston Villa have moved to replace Republic of Ireland midfielder Conor Hourihane with the signing of Morgan Sanson from French giants Olympique Marseille. The 26-year-old has left Marseille to join Aston Villa in a £16m deal and he will compete with other midfielders like Douglas Luiz, Ross Barkley and John McGinn for a place in the Aston Villa midfielder.

Aston Villa made the move to sign Frenchman Morgan Sanson for a lot of money after Republic of Ireland international man ConorHourihane was allowed to join Premier League hopefuls Swansea City. Welsh club football giants Swansea City are in second place on the English Championship table and they are on course to pick one of the two automatic slots for Premier League promotion at the end of the season and Republic of Ireland midfielder Hourihane would be hoping to contribute his own quota to the Welsh club’s quest to secure a place in the Premier League.New Aston Villa signing Morgan Sanson was missing in action as his new team suffered a 3-2 loss at Burnley in the last league match on Wednesday night despite taking the lead but he could make his appearance of the season when they travel to the South Coast to take on Southampton at the weekend. Ollie Watkins and Jack Grealish were the scorers for Villa at Burnley, while the hosts got their goals through Ben Mee, Dwight McNeil and Chris Wood, who scored the fifth and winning goal of the game.

For Republic of Ireland player ConorHourihane, he made a dream start to his career at Swansea City during the English Championship clash at home to fellow promotion chasers Brentford. The Republic of Ireland midfielder scored the equaliser for 10-man Swansea City with 12 minutes left on the clock after TariqueFosu had given visitors Brentford the lead on 74 minutes. ConorHourihane played the whole of the game. Swansea City spent the last 21 minutes with ten men after the straight red card to defender Kyle Naughton.