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French giants Marseille target Manchester City youngster

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Marseille are tracking Manchester City loanee in Belgium. 

In the recently concluded summer transfer window, OM sold Bouna Sarr to Bayern Munich leaving no strong competition to first-choice right-back Hiroki Sakai. Marseille have now turned their eyes to Belgium’s Jupiler Pro League side, KV Mechelen. For the Belgian side, plays a youngster on loan from Manchester City, Issa Kabore.

The French side are finding their matches being hectic since the restart after the lockdown, and the pace may be too high, along with André Villas-Boas not benefiting from an increased workforce. Despite the recruitments of Yuto Nagatomo, Leonardo Balerdi, Michaël Cuisance, and Luis Henrique, the Marseille club still has some gaps, especially in defense.

In times like this, having a thin squad is causing a lot of problems for the Ligue 1 side. As per information from FootMercato , the football director of Olympique Marseille, Pablo Longoria, is now eyeing the young Issa Kaboré.

The youngster was just recruited by the City management this summer and hails from Burkina Faso. He has already won six caps on the senior level in the international scene and already has 10 appearances for Mechelen this season.

Meanwhile, in Marseille, Hiroki Sakai now finds himself all alone on the right flank, following the departure of Sarr to Bayern Munich. At the very end of the summer transfer window, OM were close to recruiting Joakim Maehle as replacement, but the transfer fell apart. The Japanese international has still managed to do a commendable job so far. He has not missed any matches except one which happened due to an accumulation of yellow cards.

OM are looking to sign Kabore as the prospect is an interesting target as he might be worth the risk which remains to be seen. He is full of potential but still untested in a bigger league. If ever the French club were to take action during the winter transfer market, Manchester City will have to be convinced by their offer.

According to reports, the Cityzens could let go of its talent for around 5 million euros, excluding bonus. The calculations will perhaps start in the corridors of the Orange Vélodrome at the heart of Marseille.

Image Credit – KV Mechelen Twitter

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Ansuman Abhisek

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