Sardar Azmoun’s revelations about his aborted transfer


Decidedly, Sardar Azmoun and Ligue 1, it does not work. In winter 2021, the Iranian striker was a priority for Olympique Lyonnais and discussions between the Rhone club and the player had even been confirmed by Jean-Michel Aulas and his teams. But in the end, Sardar Azmoun had escaped OL and had signed, somewhat to everyone’s surprise, a contract to join Bayer Leverkusen from January 2022.

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But this winter, it was the turn of Olympique de Marseille to take an interest in the former Zenit Saint Petersburg. In search of a striker for the rest of the current season, the Phocaeans wanted to afford the one nicknamed the Lionel Messi Iranian. But for lack of agreement, OM finally had to fall back on Vitinha, the Braga striker, who signed a four and a half year contract this winter, against an amount of 32 million euros.

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In an interview given to the website of the Iranian Football FederationSardar Azmoun also returned to his current situation. “Yes, I’m happy with my choice, Leverkusen are a good team, they have good players and I like working in this environment. I get on well with Xabi Alonso (the Bayer Leverkusen technician). I have good relations with all members of Leverkusen.he first explained, before returning to his abortive departure from OM.

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“My transfer to Olympique de Marseille was a done deal, almost 100%. Even my shirt number was chosen, the deal was canceled at the last minute and I stayed at Bayer Leverkusen”, assured the Iranian international, without giving more details. Since the start of the current season, Sardar Azmoun has played eleven Bundesliga games without being able to score a single goal. A start that confirms his first sluggish steps with the Rouge et Noir, since he has scored only three goals in 33 games, in all competitions.

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