Football: Moroccan Azzedine Ounahi takes the plunge by signing in Marseille

Moroccan Azzedine Ounahi at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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After a brilliant World Cup with Morocco, Azzedine Ounahi, midfielder from Angers, signed for Olympique de Marseille.

A new level for this 22-year-old player who played in the third division three years ago.


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Olympique de Marseille and Angers have formalized the transfer to the Olympian club of Moroccan midfielder Azzedine Ounahi, very prominent with his national team during the 2022 World Cup, where he had reached the semi-finals.

The transfer price and the duration of the 22-year-old international's contract have not been revealed by the two Ligue 1 clubs, but the transaction would be for ten million euros, according to several media.


My God, where does this boy come from! 


An elegant midfielder with a technique well above average, Ounahi, an excellent dribbler, was about to start from the Qatar course of the Atlas Lions, the first African team to reach the last four of a FIFA Cup. world.

He started in all the matches

played by his team, except during the match for third place, lost by Morocco against Croatia (2-1).


My God, where does this boy come from!

exclaimed the Spanish coach Luis Enrique, impressed, after the elimination of La Roja in the round of 16 against the Moroccans.

Failure in Strasbourg

Born in Casablanca and trained in Morocco, notably at the Mohamed VI academy, Ounahi joined France and the Strasbourg club at the age of 18.

In failure in Alsace, he rebounded in National (third division), in Avranches.

He then joined Angers and Ligue 1 in 2021. With SCO, he played 48 matches, scoring two goals and providing two assists.

After his

remarkable World

Cup, Ounahi would, according to various media, have been approached by clubs like Naples, Seville or Leicester, before finally choosing Marseille.

Since the World Cup, he has only played half an hour, on January 15 against Clermont in the league.


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