Marseille Sign 2022 World Cup Star Ounahi From Angers

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Marseille have reached an agreement to sign Azzedine Ounahifrom Ligue 1 rivals Angers.

Ounahi was key as Morocco became the first African team to reach the last four at a World Cup.

The 22-year-old will leave Angers for a fee reportedly of around €10million, having previously been linked with the likes of Napoli, Leicester City and Leeds United.

Both clubs announced a deal was in place on Saturday.

Marseille in a statement said: "Olympique Marseille announces an agreement in principle with Angers for the permanent signing of Azzedine Ounahi."

Ounahi has played 15 games in the French top flight this season, and he will leave Angers just 18 months after arriving from minnows Avranches.

His arrival at Stade Velodrome could pave the way for Matteo Guendouzi to depart, as the France international is a target for Aston Villa and West Ham.