The signing of Morgan Sanson from Marseille has been completed by Aston Villa, the clubs reported on Tuesday.
After spending the whole of his career so far in France, the Frenchman signs a four-and-a-half-year agreement at Villa Park.
In a £ 14 million ($ 19.2 million) deal, Sanson switches to England with the fee optionally rising to £ 15.5 million ($ 21.3 million) with add-ons.
Sanson signed a four-and-a-half-year contract upon arrival in England, which will keep him at Villa Park until 2025.
“I’m really happy to be here. I’m very proud to join the Aston Villa family, and in the future I hope we can do great things together,” Sanson told his new club’s website upon completing his move. “It’s a magical club, a big club in England. When Aston Villa called me, I didn’t have to think about it for a long time – it was the best opportunity for me and my career.”
He added: “It was a dream for me to join the Premier League since I was a little boy. I’ve seen the games and I like the intensity in the Premier League. For me, it was a dream and I’m very proud to join the Premier League with Aston Villa.”