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Marseille capture Imbula from Guingamp

Published: Friday 19 July 2013, 19.00CET
Olympique de Marseille have won the race to sign Gianelli Imbula from EA Guingamp, with the midfielder recruited in a transfer worth a reported €7.5m.
Marseille capture Imbula from Guingamp
Gianelli Imbula in action for Guingamp last season ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Friday 19 July 2013, 19.00CET

Marseille capture Imbula from Guingamp

Olympique de Marseille have won the race to sign Gianelli Imbula from EA Guingamp, with the midfielder recruited in a transfer worth a reported €7.5m.

UEFA Champions League group stage entrants Olympique de Marseille have won the race to sign 20-year-old midfielder Gianelli Imbula from newly promoted EA Guingamp on a five-year contract.

The Belgian-born player arrives at Stade Vélodrome for a reported transfer fee of €7.5m. He claimed the Ligue 2 player of the season award last term and caught the eye with an impressive display away to Marseille in the French Cup round of 64. Imbula made 90 league appearances over four campaigns on Guingamp's books. With OM having finished as runners-up in France, their new recruit will take a keen interest in the UEFA Champions League group stage draw on 29 August in Monaco. Guingamp came second in Ligue 2 to return to the top flight in 2013/14.

Last updated: 19/07/13 19.46CET

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