The departure of Boubacar Kamara from OM is no longer in doubt. “After long reflections – nights when we don’t sleep, you weigh the pros and cons – I made the decision not to extend and to leave OM at the end of the season. I think that it’s the best decision for the rest of my career“, announced the player in the Téléfoot program.
The place where he will put his suitcases is more uncertain since Kamara has not announced it. According to Matteo Moretto and Fabrizio Romano, the midfielder is leaving for Aston Villa, where coach Steven Gerrard’s interest in the player has been known for several months. Firmly established in the top 10 of the Premier League, the Hammers will not play the Champions League next year, unlike OM or Atletico Madrid, long tipped as the player’s future club. The transfer has not been formalized.
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The native of Marseille, who arrived at OM at the age of 5 and who defined himself as “a young man from a neighborhood who ends up at the Vélodrome“, reaches the end of the contract at the end of June. His future club will therefore not have to pay transfer compensation to OM. “I have reached a stage in my career where I want to evolve, to discover a new challenge, a new championship, a new country, a new culture.“, he developed.
An immense pride to be called up to the Blues
He will therefore have played his last match on Saturday with the Marseille jersey in the 4-0 victory against Strasbourg on the occasion of the final day of Ligue 1, synonymous with direct qualification for the next Champions League. Kamara was called up for the France team for the first time by Didier Deschamps on Thursday for Les Bleus’ four matches in the Nations League in June. “It’s an immense pride, a lot of joy for me and my family, I can’t wait to be there“, reacted on TF1 the player passed by all the tricolor selections among young people.
Boubacar Kamara (OM)
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