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Ekitike at PSG, Mbemba at OM

Ligue 1 clubs Uber Eats have been active in recent days. reigning champion, Paris Saint Germain took advantage of the weekend to register his third transfer window signing. Very courted, the young striker of the Stade de Reims Hugo Ekitike remains in our league since he is on loan to the capital club for a season, with the option to buy.

The Reims club hailed their player “ pure product of the red and white Academy “. ” The native of the Cité des Sacres takes off and joins Paris Saint-Germain after a rich season punctuated by 11 achievements (Editor’s note: all competitions combined) but also strong emotions shared with the Reims public added the SdR. Ekitiké is PSG’s third summer recruit, after Portuguese midfielder Vitinha, also a symbol of the future for the capital club at 22, and Nuno Mendes.

The French under-20 international, briefly called up to the Espoirs (under 21) without any selection so far, is coming out of a Reims season full of promise (10 goals in Ligue 1 Uber Eats) but also marked by a long thigh injury, which left him on the floor from the end of February to the beginning of May.

Mbemba, a rock at OM

Further south, theOlympic Marseille also struck by formalizing the arrival of Chancel Mbemba. The 27-year-old Congolese international central defender (64 caps), free of any contract, has signed for three seasons, the Marseille club announced on Friday evening. After French defender Samuel Gigot, 28, from Spartak Moscow, and another defender, Isaak Touré, 19, from Le Havre AC, he is the third Olympian recruit for this summer transfer window 2022.

Born in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mbemba joined Europe at 17, for Belgian club Anderlecht. Then, after a stint in England at Newcastle, he arrived in Portugal, under the colors of FC Porto. Three clubs for which he played more than 270 matches including 26 in the Champions League and 10 in the Europa League.

Embolo strengthens Monaco

For its part, theAS Monaco is not to be outdone since it recorded the arrival of a new reinforcement of weight in attack, after the Japanese Takumi Minamino. Breel Embolo (25) has signed up for the next four seasons with the Principality club. The Swiss international (56 caps, 9 goals), born in Yaoundé (Cameroon), began his professional career at 17 in Switzerland, at FC Basel (2014-2016). He then moved to Germany, first at Schalke 04 (2016-2019) then at Borussia Mönchengladbach for three seasons, where he played 88 Bundesliga matches.

Able to evolve in all positions of the attack, Embolo has a great international experience: with the Swiss selection, he played Euro 2016 in France, before continuing with the 2018 World Cup and the Euro last summer. ” His profile brings an additional advantage among our offensive options and adds more depth to the team in order to tackle the busy schedule ahead of us. “Explained sporting director Paul Mitchell on the Monegasque club’s website. ” At 25, Breel has won titles and knows the demands of the Champions League. In addition, his status as an international player and his participation in major events (…) give him experience that will certainly be valuable to us. added the English leader.

Costil in Auxerre, Clermont holds Bayo’s replacement

Back in Ligue 1 Uber Eats after ten years of absence, theAuxerre seduced an experienced doorman. After five years at the Girondins de Bordeaux, Benoit Costil signed a one-year contract with AJA. At 35, the international goalkeeper A had reached the end of his contract on June 30 with the Girondins, where he had been playing since 2017. In total, he played 388 matches in Ligue 1 Uber Eats.

As to Clermont Football, he took advantage of last weekend to hire the replacement for Mohamed Bayo, transferred to LOSC last week. Dinamo Zagreb’s Serbian centre-forward Komnen Andric, has reached an agreement with the Auvergne club for the signing of a three-year contract, the French club announced on Friday. A fourth year is also optional which would extend the duration of the agreement until 2026. Aged 27, Andric really took off in the Croatian championship from 2018 with Inter Zapresic where he was loaned by Belenenses (48 games, 21 goals) then at Dinamo Zagreb (2019-2022) after a season on loan at Ufa (2020/2021, Russia). At Dinamo, with whom he was twice champion (2019 and 2022), he scored 12 goals in 41 games.

Finally, theOGC Nice announced his second transfer window signing on Sunday, after the final transfer of Marcin Bulka. Young Romanian hope (19 years old), Rare Ilia arrives from Dinamo Bucharest, where he has bagged 9 goals and 12 assists in 60 appearances. The Gym did not specify the duration of his contract.

All the movements of the transfer window

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