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Targeted by OM to succeed Boubacar Kamara in the summer transfer window, Axel Witsel will take over the management of Atlético de Madrid.
End of the Axel Witsel track for Olympique de Marseille. Targeted by Pablo Longoria as well as by Jorge Sampaoli to succeed Boubacar Kamara in midfield in Provence, the Belgian international will finally commit to Atlético de Madrid. According to information from Fabrizio Romano, an agreement has been reached between Axel Witsel and the Colchoneros for a contract of only one season, ie until June 2023 with probably an optional year. Axel Witsel was Diego Simeone’s priority to replace Hector Herrera and will therefore escape Olympique de Marseille, who are also targeting Jordan Veretout or Francis Coquelin to strengthen their midfield this summer.
Axel Witsel’s set to join Atlético Madrid on a free move, full agreement in place. Paperworks ready, contract will be valid until June 2023. Here we go. ⚪️🔴🤝 #Atleti @MatteMoretto
Simeone wanted Witsel to replace Herrera in the team for this season.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 23, 2022