Boubacar Kamara explained his choice to join Aston Villarather than extending to OM. The midfielder believes in the Villans’ long-term project. The player was also touched by Steven Gerrard visiting him in Marseille.
At the microphone of Canal+, Boubacar Kamara spoke about his departure from OM. The midfielder opted to take up the challenge offered by Aston Villa, rather than playing the Champions League with his training club. The Marseille native explained: “The club has ambitions, the coach spoke to me clearly. They have ambitions, but for the long term, not for a season or two. It will take time, but that’s why I chose this project. Steven Gerrard came to see me at a match in Marseille, after he came to my house. When you have Steven Gerrard come into your living room, sit down at your table, start showing off his computer, showing you how he’s going to make you play and grow, it sure makes you think a lot. He played in a big part of my coming here”he told the encrypted channel.
Aston Villa points to the 17the Premier League berth
The departure of Boubacar Kamara has not yet been digested in Marseille. The player has been charged by both supporters and management in recent months. Pablo Longoria estimated that his agent did not honor his commitment. Jacques Cardoze, director of communication, clarified that the representative had promised at the end of 2021 that the midfielder would not leave free. But that’s what happened. Aged 22, Boubacar Kamara discovers a new championship. The player has so far participated in 7 meetings, in all competitions, with the Birmingham club. Steven Gerrard’s team are currently in 17e position in the Premier League standings, with 4 defeats in 6 rounds.
To replace him, Pablo Longoria has bet on Jordan Veretout, who is evolving in a slightly different register. The Ancient Roman is more likely to steer the game than his predecessor. It remains to be seen which of the two will manage to keep their place in the France team for the World Cup scheduled for December…
💬 “On Christmas Day, Pablo received a call”
Jacques Cardoze, OM’s communications director, claims that Kamara’s agent assured Longoria that the player would not leave free pic.twitter.com/1EKpQ0qoBS
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