Auxerre bag Berson
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Aston Villa midfielder Mathieu Berson has joined Auxerre on loan.Aston Villa midfielder Mathieu Berson has joined Auxerre on loan.
Berson's future at Aston Villa has been the subject of intense speculation all summer with the Frenchman unhappy at Villa Park.
The Frenchman has endured a frustrating time at Villa since his switch from Nantes last summer, making just 13 appearances last term.
Berson has previously expressed his unhappiness with his lack of action and has been seeking a move for regular first-team football.
Auxerre have moved to bring Berson back to Ligue 1 after losing out to Sunderland for Christian Bassila.
Berson was delighted to make the move to Stade Abbe Deschamps
"Auxerre proved themselves very convincing," said Berson.
"I wanted to come back to France. They did everything they could to set up a deal with Aston Villa. I'm delighted."
Auxerre have also signed Kristian Vadocz from Hungarian side Honved.