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PSG: Paris takes on a Marseille accent
Unlike Parisian supporters who have made the choice during their career to come and play for OM, the reverse is not common. However, in addition to Laurent Blanc, Christophe Galtier joined this restricted group of Marseillais who came to PSG. Like Nordi Mukiele and potentially Wesley Fofana.
Historically, a good number of players from the Paris region or not have grown up supporting the PSG. This was particularly the case of Dmitri payet who, during the winter transfer window of 2011, before the arrival of QSI, seemed very close to joining the PSG coming fromASSE and of this transfer, Payet dreams of it. What push him to reconsider this statement in 2013 to The Team. “Club from the heart, club from the heart… When I made this declaration, I was playing in Saint-Etienne and PSG offered me the prospect of a sporting progression”. And payet clearly isn’t the only player currently playing at theOM to have supported the PSG upstream. Patrice Evra had also made a similar speech, claiming to be “Parisian and proud of it”. Same story for Basil Boli who explained for France Soccer this. “Me, living in Romainville, I was a supporter of PSG, I was a ball boy for Surjak, Dahleb…”. But what about the reverse? The opposite is not so common except for Lawrence Whitebut is becoming more democratic and especially this summer.
Native of Marseilles, Christopher Galtier went through twiceOM during his career as a professional player and even held an assistant role there at the very beginning of the 2000s.ASSEto LOSC et al’OGC Nice that Galtier has built a reputation as a great French coach. Named coach of PSG last July, Galtier did not hide his strong and emotional bond with theOM during his introductory conference, although he nevertheless wanted to qualify. “I am the coach of Paris Saint-Germain. I was born in Marseille, that’s a fact. But, you know, we do a job of passion. We are looking for the best place to win. We want to train the best players. We want to win the biggest trophies. And there is no better place than Paris Saint-Germain. When there was the first contact established, I put aside my Marseille origins. And believe me that for quite a few weeks, my days and my nights have been dedicated to Paris Saint-Germain”.
Contrary to Christopher Galtier and Wesley Fofana, this player is not a native of Marseille and therefore has no direct affiliation by his origins with theOM. And yet, he is a supporter. This summer, the PSG repatriated to Ligue 1 Nordic Mukiele which had exploded on the side of Montpellier before signing RB leipzig in 2018. Over the past decade, Mukiele has not failed to attack the PSG on several angles, and in particular on the sportsman by tweeting on March 18, 2016 the following message: “Manchester City are going to play a big game against Paris! And they will win”. But also the following one in 2013 at the time of the coronation of Paris Saint Germain in Ligue 1: “PSG champion thanks to money! PSG without money, 17th in the standings! Who remembers'”. And finally, almost 10 years ago on December 29, 2012, Nordic Mukiele tweeted: “Go OM, Go OM”. A supporter of theOlympic Marseille so and for a long time.
Once again… clear he is very open to the move. Leicester still adamant he’s not for sale. Chelsea will try, though.
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) August 2, 2022
And soon Wesley Fofana?
Just 21 years old, Wesley Fofana has become a great Premier League promise at Leicester City after revealing himself within his training club, namely ASSE. However, and although his contract was extended last March until the summer of 2027, Fofana would like to leave the Foxes and even removed the mention of Leicester City in his Twitter bio. PSG would be interested, according to L’Equipe, in the profile of the French international hopeful, in the same way as Chelsea which would seem to be Fofana’s preference. Moreover, native of Marseille, Wesley Fofana has a strong connection with OM as he did not hide it during a Space Twitter for Actu Foot in November 2021. “Perhaps, we’ll see. I’ve been a Marseille supporter since I was born. Marseille is a dream. We don’t know what football is made of. ” It remains to be seen whether Wesley Fofana will also take the road to PSG. as a Marseille supporter.