Morocco's World Cup Star Azzedine Ounahi Joins French Giants Marseille

Morocco's World Cup Star Azzedine Ounahi Joins French Giants Marseille

  • Azzedine Ounahi has completed his transfer move to Olympique Marseille
  • Morocco's World Cup star joins the French giants after leaving Angers SCO
  • Ounahi was one of the revelations of the World Cup hosted in Qatar last year

French giants, Olympique Marseille have completed the signing of Morocco midfielder, Azzedine Ounahi in the January transfer window.

The 22-year-old signed a four-and-a-half-year deal to join Marseille from Ligue 1 side Angers.

Ounahi became the subject of interest in Europe after a successful World Cup with the Atlas Lions, helping the North Africans reach the semi-finals.

Azzedine Ounahi, Marseille, Ligue 1, Morocco
Morocco's World Cup Star Azzedine Ounahi has joined French giants Olympique Marseille. Credit: @OM_Officiel @FIFAWorldCup
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The talented midfielder was the star in the quarter-final clash against Portugal, as Morocco pipped the 2016 European champions.

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Following his return to France, the Angers midfielder started attracting interests from several clubs including Sevilla.

"Olympique de Marseille today announced the signing of midfielder Azzedine Ounahi from SCO Angers. The 22-year-old Moroccan international, recent World Cup semi-finalist, has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Olympian club after a successful medical visit," Marseille wrote on their official website.

Ounahi made 32 Ligue 1 appearances for Angers before sealing a move to Marseille.

He first arrived in France in 2018, where he joined RC Strasbourg. He also spent a year at US Avranches before joining Angers.

Mourinho celebrates Ounahi

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Jose Mourinho heaped praise on Ounahi, who has been a huge revelation for the Atlas Lions at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The celebrated Portuguese manager was left in awe of the midfielder's domineering performance in the middle of the park.

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Ounahi was the unsung hero in the North Africans' stunning World Cup campaign, which saw them stun Spain in the last 16 and knock Portugal out of the tournament.

Theo Hernandez breaches Morocco defence

Theo Hernandez was the first opposition player to score against Morocco at the 2022 World Cup, Sports Brief also reported.

The marauding left-back, who was key in France's campaign, scored an acrobatic strike to breach the Atlas Lions' defences.

Morocco conceded only once in five games - from an own goal by Nayef Aguerd - in what was a historic collective performance.

Source: Sports Brief News