In search of reinforcement in midfield during the last transfer window, OM had set its sights on Seko Fofana. Remained at RC Lens despite the pronounced interest of Marseille, the Ivorian midfielder justified his choice.
Why Seko Fofana pushed back OM this summer
If he has completed a number of signatures this summer, theOlympique de Marseille also suffered some failures. OM notably tried to enlist Seko Fofana during the last transfer window. But the Ivorian midfielder declined the advances of the Phocaean club. Which still proposed 17 million euros to recruit the Ivorian international (6 selections/1 goal). In the columns of The Team, the powerful midfielder returned to his choice to stay at Racing Club Lens. “Not everyone understood this choice, but with what we have shown since last year, I am proud of the results […] I thought long and hard, I imagined myself here and not somewhere else. I saw myself in the project, I was convinced that by working together, with a good mentality, we would succeed in having good results. I like to take on impossible challenges, I do not regret it”, explained the midfielder from Lensois.
A rise in power with Blood and Gold
Arrived last summer from Udinese, Seko Fofana is the most expensive recruit in the history of the northern club. The Sang et Or management paid 10 million euros, including 1.5 million in bonuses, to attach the services of the Ivorian until 2024. For his first season in the Artois, the midfielder confirmed his status, participating in the successful return of Lens to the elite of French football. In 32 appearances, Fofana scored two goals and provided four assists. Recent derby winner against Lille, the 26-year-old left to achieve another promising season with the Sang et Or. The Parisian already has 3 achievements in 6 games of Ligue 1 Uber Eats.