Marseille are trying to beat Sevilla to the signing of Inter Milan midfielder Lucien Agoume on loan for the second half of the season.
This according to French news outlet L’Equipe, via FCInterNews.
Agoume is currently part of Inter’s squad.
This is something of a surprise considering the the Frenchman has little place in the Nerazzurri’s project. He has barely featured for Inter this season.
Agoume played just a few minutes off the bench in a 4-0 win away to Salernitana.
During the summer transfer window, it had long looked as though Agoume would leave Inter, whether on loan or on a permanent basis.
But despite links to a number of different clubs, there was no transfer before deadline day.
Therefore, Agoume has stayed at Inter.
But it has then looked likely that the France Under-21 international would leave in January.
Marseille Aiming To Beat Sevilla To Lucien Agoume Loan Signing
A few different clubs have shown an interest in signing Agoume this month.
In the past few days, Sevilla have emerged as clear favourites for the Frenchman’s signature.
But according to L’Equipe, Marseille are keen to bring Agoume back to his home country.
The midfielder already has plenty of experience playing in the French top flight.
Marseille coach Gennaro Gattuso is convinced by Agoume. He feels that the club need midfield reinforcements in January, to cover the absences due to the African Cup of Nations.
And according to L’Equipe, there have already been contacts between Marseille and Inter during the past few hours.
The young midfielder has already had a few loan spells since joining Inter.
Agoume has played one season in Serie A, on loan with Spezia during the 2020-21 season.
Then during the two seasons prior to this one, the Frenchman played on loan with clubs in his homeland.
Agoume spent the 2021-22 season on loan with Brest.
Then last time around, the Inter-owned midfielder was back in Ligue 1 for another campaign on loan with Troyes.