Moroccan Azzedine Ounahi has been at the center of many transfer rumors since the end of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The midfielder of Angers, author of good performances at the World Cup (7 games), arouses various desires for January 2023.
Under contract with SCO Angers until June 2026, Azzedine Ounahi seems to be living his last hours with his current club. Like Sofiane Boufal, the 22-year-old Moroccan would no longer have his mind at his club, last of L1 currently. Having lived a great adventure with Morocco during the World Cup, Azzedine Ounahi dreams of a superior club, while Angers hopes to sell his midfield this winter, while continuing to benefit from it until the end of the season, in the form of a loan. An option, favored by the L1 red lantern, which may not be suitable for the many clubs interested in the player’s services.
While former Olympian Morgan Sanson offered to the Marseille club, a priori in vain, the entity led by Pablo Longoria would always be on the lookout for the Azzedine Ounahi file. In view of the competition, OM seemed off the hook in the file, for the benefit of the Italian club of Naples. Except that, according to the latest information from Italy, this would not be the case.
OM or England on pole on the record?
As revealed by the journalist of the RAICiro Venerato, Olympique de Marseille could have the advantage on the Azzedine Ounahi case, ahead of Napoli, the leader of Serie A: “Naples reportedly made an offer of 15 million (euros), however other clubs offered more. Napoli can therefore hope, through the player’s agent, that (Azzedine) Ounahi prefers the prestige of the blues, rather than receiving more money and playing in the Premier League or staying in Ligue 1 with Marseille . The problem is to find an agreement with Angers, which capitalizes on an auction. The club would like to sell him in January and then loan him out until June.
Marseille and Naples are therefore not alone on the file. The journalist reveals that an English team and a La Liga club are interested in the Moroccan: “There have been phone calls with Leicester. Almeria is also in on it.” Finally, in Italy, AS Roma and Inter are also following Azzedine Ounahi, according to Ciro Venerato. Information that the president of Angers had already relayedSaid Chabane.
The battle looks tough, but OM have just sold Gerson to Flamengo for a sum between 15 and 20 million euros. What to afford Azzedine Ounahi?