In the past few days, there have been reports in France about advanced talks between Axel Witsel and Olympique Marseille. Noisy The Team Until then, Atletico Madrid was the greatest danger for the French club in courting Witsel. Now the Spaniards are apparently still getting their way.
The Belgian TV station RTBF According to Axel Witsel, he made the decision to join Atletico Madrid. The same source first reported on the Belgium international’s move to Borussia Dortmund four years ago.
An agreement has therefore already been reached between the parties, and Witsel is expected to sign his new one-year contract at the beginning of next week, which can be extended by an option for another year. A personal conversation with Atletico coach Diego Simeone is said to have been decisive for the decision.
This last-minute cancellation is of course a disappointment for Olympique Marseille, but with such competition, the reorientation is no surprise. The 33-year-old Witsel, whose contract with BVB expired this summer, could compete with Geoffrey Kondogbia for a regular place in Madrid.
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