Petrov recently revealed that he plans to come out of retirement and play professional football once again, as reported by BBC Sport.
The former Celtic and Aston Villa midfielder was diagnosed with leukaemia four years ago, but he is now healthy and fully fit.
The 36-year-old is training with the Villa Under-21 side at the moment, and he wants to return to professional football.
Former England international left-back Sansom has taken to Twitter to express his delight at Petrov’s comeback plan, and has suggested that the former CSKA Sofia midfielder would be an asset for Villa, who have been relegated from the Premier League and will play in the Championship next season.
Best news of the day is hearing @StanPetrov19 is going to try make a come back. Wish him all the luck in the world. Deserves it!— Darren O'Dea (@odea_darren) April 26, 2016
Petrov has told The Scotsman that he would be delighted to play for his former club Celtic again. The Bulgarian was on the books of the Scottish giants from 1999 to 2006.
“I’m looking forward to a return to football again,” Petrov told The Scotsman. “I believe I will be able to play again at a high level. I’m really excited. If that means there is a chance to play for Celtic again that would be unbelievable.”
Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 77 points from 34 matches.