Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, who spent final 12 months at Hertha Berlin, has joined Marseille on mortgage, the French Ligue 1 membership introduced on Tuesday.
Masreille signed the 22-year-old Frenchman on a one-year take care of an choice to purchase.
Guendouzi made his Ligue 1 debut for Lorient in 2016 earlier than becoming a member of Arsenal two years later.
He made 82 appearances for the Gunners, scoring one objective and got here off the bench within the 2019 Europa League ultimate in opposition to Chelsea.
Guendouzi scored twice in 24 appearances for Bundelsiga aspect Hertha Berlin final season.
He was known as up by France coach Didier Deschamps as cowl for Paul Pogba for 2 Euro 2020 qualifiers however was an unused substitute.
Guendouzi’s arrival comes three days after Marseille signed Argentina defender Leonardo Balerdi on a everlasting foundation.
Balerdi, who joined on mortgage from Borussia Dortmund final summer time, has signed a five-year deal.
Marseille had already prolonged the contract of Spanish centre-back Alvaro Gonzalez and signed younger US winger Konrad de la Fuente from Barcelona in addition to Brazilian midfielder Gerson from Flamengo.