Olympique de Marseille midfielder Azzedine Ounahi (22) has suffered a toe fracture whilst on international duty with Morocco and is set to be out for several weeks.
Ounahi was one of the breakout stars of the Qatar World Cup, during which he was part of a Morocco team that made history, becoming the first African side to reach the semi-finals of the tournament. The Atlas Lions ultimately became unstuck against France.
Ounahi’s performances didn’t go unnoticed. At the time, he was at Ligue 1’s bottom side SCO Angers, but in the wake of December’s World Cup, it was clear he wouldn’t remain there for long. Some of Europe’s elite sides, including Napoli, were rumoured to have registered an interest in Ounahi, but it was Marseille who eventually landed the Moroccan international.
However, Les phocéens will have to do without Ounahi during the coming weeks. The former Angers midfielder started in a 2-1 friendly victory against Brazil but was forced off injured around the hour mark. Marseille have confirmed that he has suffered a toe fracture. No date has yet been given for his return, but he will likely be absent for a few weeks, according to L’Équipe.
GFFN | Luke Entwistle