Marseille and Valencia have reached an agreement that will see former Toulouse and Monaco defender Aymen Abdennour join the Ligue 1 side on a season-long-loan, with the option to extend into a two-year loan if he plays at least 15 matches.
Marseille will pay the entirety of the player’s wages.
The 28-year-old becomes Marseille’s sixth signing of the transfer window and officially completed his medical with OM on Tuesday. Abdennour leaves Valencia after two years in La Liga and will look to bolster the Marseille defence and add some experience to an already experienced back line.
It is likely that Abdennour will be paired up in the heart of the defence alongside his former Valencia teammate Adil Rami, who also joined Marseille this summer and will also be linked back up with former Monaco teammate Valere Germain, so bedding in shouldn’t be a problem for the Tunisian international.
The official unveiling of the player will be made Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 10:00am French time with both the club President Jacques-Henri Eyraud and Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta alongside Abdennour. The unveiling will be broadcasted live across multiple Social Media platforms.