Failed Aston Villa January transfer target Lamine Sane suspended by current club Bordeaux

The Senegalese defender was said to be involved in an altercation with team-mate Jerome Prior.

In January Aston Villa boss Remi Garde was left frustrated after the club failed to bring in any of their potential transfer targets.

One of those players was Lamine Sane. The Bordeaux defender was out of favour with coach Willy Sagnol at the Ligue 1 club and Sky Sports reported that the deal was as good as done.

They claimed that Sane was all set to join Villa on loan until the end of the season.

However the deal rumbled on and eventually fell apart. The Birmingham Mail claimed that Villa were keen on a short-term deal which might become permanent in the summer if they survived relegation.

Bordeaux however wanted him to leave on a permanent deal and the negotiations collapsed in mid-January.

Now Sane is in a spot of bother at his current club. BBC Sport reported this week that he was allegedly involved with an altercation with goalkeeper Jerome Prior after defeat to Nantes in the French Cup on Wednesday. Sane and Prior were both subsequently suspended by the club for an indefinite period.

Considering his current situation at the club this looks likely to be the last time he features for Bordeaux.

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