Marseille linked with a move for Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam

There has been intense speculation surrounding the future of Faouzi Ghoulam in the last period.

The latest reports in Italy suggest that Marseille are linked with a move for Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam.

The Algeria international joined Napoli from Saint-Étienne for a fee in the region of 5 million euros in January 2014. His contract expires in the summer of 2022.

Faouzi Ghoulam
Faouzi Ghoulam

In total, he has scored 3 goals and supplied 25 assists from 179 Napoli matches.

The 28-year-old is considered to be one of the best left-backs in Algeria.

As a member of Algeria national football team, Ghoulam won 37 caps and he scored 5 goals.

The Algeria international is believed to be available for transfer, with André Villas-Boas now keen to bring him to Marseille.

Olympique de Marseille
Olympique de Marseille

Faouzi Ghoulam is a long-term target of Marseille and could be a decent addition for Villas-Boas’ side.

There is no doubt that Ghoulam will take Marseille’s defense to a different level.

According to Football Italia, “Faouzi Ghoulam could leave Napoli in the January transfer window, with Olympique Marseille interested in the left-back, reports La Repubblica. The Algerian has struggled to regain the form he showed prior to rupturing his ACL against Manchester City in the Champions League two seasons ago. Ghoulam has been in and out of the starting XI ever since, as he’s tried to make his way back to full fitness. Now, La Repubblica writes Partenopei boss Rino Gattuso has asked the club for a new left-back to give competition to regular Mario Rui.”

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Napoli are preparing to sell their left-back should they receive right offer for him.

The 28-year-old would be a very good addition for Marseille and they can afford him as well.

Marseille fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

It will be interesting to see whether Marseille will make their move during the winter transfer window.

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