Olympique de Marseille is close to reaching a total agreement with Inter Milan for the signing of young midfielder Lucien Agoumé, according to Foot Mercato. The deal is reportedly in very good shape and the French club is expected to sign the promising youngster in the coming days.
Pablo Longoria, the president of Marseille, is under pressure to make a good transfer window after the summer signings of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Renan Lodi, Iliman Ndiaye, Ismaïla Sarr, and Joaquin Correa failed to impress. However, the Spanish manager has a plan to address the club’s midfield needs, which have been weakened by injuries and the Africa Cup of Nations.
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◉ Accord total en passe d’être trouvé entre l’OM et l’Inter Milan pour Lucien Agoumé.
◉ L’OM est passé devant l’Ajax et Séville qui avait quasiment tout ficelé avec l’Inter.
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Agoumé, who is under contract with Inter Milan until 2025, has only played one match this season, for a total of five minutes. The 21-year-old Frenchman needs regular playing time and is looking for a new club in the winter transfer window.
Several other clubs, including Sevilla and Ajax Amsterdam, have also been interested in Agoumé. However, Marseille made a strong move for the player and is now in pole position to sign him. The French club is willing to offer Inter Milan a loan with an option to buy.
Agoumé is said to be interested in playing for Marseille and is expected to give a positive response soon. If the deal is completed, it would be a major coup for Longoria and Marseille.