Weeks after he reportedly rejected Aston Villa, Gregory Sertic gets his move

General views of Villa Park the home of Aston Villa before the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sheffield United at Villa Park on December 23, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

The defensive midfielder is said to have snubbed the chance to join Aston Villa on loan.

Gregory Sertic of Marseille during the french Ligue 1 match between Lille OSC (LOSC) and Olympique de Marseille (OM) at Stade Pierre Mauroy on September 30, 2018 in Lille, France.

The Marseille midfielder, Gregory Sertic, has found himself a new temporary new after reportedly rejecting the chance to join Aston Villa.

Telefoot reported at the end of last month that Sertic had snubbed the Villans in favour of a move to either Spain or Major League Soccer.

 

But the French-Croatian has had to make do with Switzerland instead, signing for FC Zurich on loan.

It was claimed Aston Villa also wanted Sertic on a temporary basis, before they eventually sealed a short-term deal for Swansea City's Tom Carroll.

New signing Tom Carroll of Aston Villa poses for a picture at Bodymoor Heath training ground on February 01, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

The 29-year-old made his name at Bordeaux and had a brief spell at Lens before joining Marseille in 2017.

But he has only played 25 times for his current employers, who hold his registration until June of next year.

Whether or not Aston Villa will try again for Sertic this summer remains to be seen.

Glenn Whelan of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Brentford at Villa Park on August 22, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Mile Jedinak of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Rotherham United at Villa Park on September 18, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

As well as Carroll, Villa could also have Glenn Whelan and Mile Jedinak leaving them in Sertic's position this summer - with both players' contracts expiring.

Is Zurich a better move than Aston Villa for Sertic?

 

According to Telefoot in France, Marseille midfielder Gregory Sertic has rejected a move to Aston Villa – because he wants to play in Spain or the United States.

Villa have made two signings this month in goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic and defender Kortney Hause, but one position remains a concern for Dean Smith.

Villa have been linked with a host of holding midfielders this month, and it seems that another one has slipped through their net.

 

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