Boubacar Kamara explains the Aston Villa choice

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Yesterday, Aston Villa announced the arrival of Boubacar Kamara. The Frenchman has explained why he chose to join the team coached by Steven Gerrard.

At 22, Boubacar Kamara decided to cut the cord with Marseille. A city where he was born as a person on November 23, 1999 and then as a footballer. Since he was 5 years old, the kid has worn the Olympian jersey with pride and honor. Under this tunic, he climbed all the levels and established himself as an indisputable holder in the first team. But seventeen years after taking his first license at Olympique de Marseille, he decided to spread his wings and fly to other skies. Courted by Atlético de Madrid, he chose to join Aston Villa until 2027.

The English club, which struck a superb blow because Kamara was out of contract with the Phocaeans, announced the news yesterday. This Tuesday, the Villans published the player’s first interview on their official website. The opportunity for him to explain his choice. “I’m very happy to be an Aston Villa player. I thought about it for a long time and I think that for me it’s the best decision for the rest of my career. I can’t wait to start in the jersey of Aston Villa”. The now ex-OM player is also eager to evolve under the orders of Steven Gerrard, a coach who wet the jersey to sign him.

Steven Gerrard convinced him

“The coach was very important to me. He came to see me in Marseille, at home. We talked a lot, discussed the future and there was a great feeling. He has a big part in my signature here. I hope to give him back on the pitch all the confidence he gives me (…) They came to see me at home with very big ambitions. There is really a very big project taking shape here and I am happy to be part of it.” The versatile midfielder also benefited from the advice of Morgan Sanson, whom he had met at OM.

“I talked a lot with Morgan and Lucas (Digne). I asked them how things were going here, how the city was, the training sessions, the coach. They replied the same thing, that it was great and that if I came I was going to enjoy it so I took it into account in my decision.. Motivated and ready to take up this exciting challenge, Boubacar Kamara is in a hurry to discover the new championship in which he will play. “I think the Premier League is the best league in the world. I can’t wait to start, I can’t wait to discover this championship. I think we will have an exciting season.”

New challenges with Aston Villa and the Blues

Aston Villa will count on him to bring his many qualities. “My style ? We will say that I am a soldier, I help the team, that is to say that no matter where the coach uses me, whether in the middle, in defense, I will be present and I will do everything for the team. ‘team.” Before that, the native of Marseille will join the Blues in Clairefontaine, he who was selected for the first time by Didier Deschamps a few days ago and a few months from the 2022 World Cup. News that he necessarily welcomed with great smile and immense joy.

“I am very happy and very proud for myself and for my family. But it’s still a step. It’s good to go there, but the hardest thing is to stay there. It’s almost the appointment, I can’t wait to be there. We’ll see how it goes”. After that, the Frenchy will take the opportunity to recharge the batteries with the family before embarking on his new adventure. “I can’t wait to start the pre-season. I’m going to take a little vacation to rest because the season has been long and there is fatigue that can be felt. I will be ready during the pre-season”. Aston Villa is warned, Boubacar Kamara is ready to give everything for his new club.

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