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Olympique Marseille have announced the signing of Roggerio Nyakossi from Swiss elite division side Servette.

Olympique Marseille said in a statement:

​Olympique de Marseille have signed young Swiss U19 international Roggerio Nyakossi from Servette FC.

Roggerio Nyakossi, an 18-year-old central defender, signed his first professional contract with Servette FC in November 2020.

He made his professional debut in the Swiss Super League against FC Basel on 8 August 2021.

His technical quality, his physique, his recovery and his head game make this young man of 1.94m, a player with high potential.

In a statement via their website, Servette said:

Roggerio Nyakossi has been transferred to Olympique de Marseille.

The young Roggerio Nyakossi is transferred with immediate effect to the second in the last Ligue 1 championship. A satisfactory agreement has been reached by both clubs.

Trained at FC Meyrin, Roggerio Nyakossi subsequently climbed all the ranks of the Servettian formation to reach the first team. He made his professional debut there on 8 August 2021 at the age of 17.

The whole club wishes Roggerio good luck for this challenge in Marseille.

Following his move to Marseille, he becomes the sixth African player in Igor Tudor’s squad after Bamba Dieng (Senegal), Cedric Bakambu (Congo), Pape Gueye (Senegal), Chancel Mbemba (Congo), and Oussama Targhalline (Morocco).

Born in Geneva to Togolese parents, the defender is a Switzerland youth international, nonetheless, he is eligible to represent the Hawks at the international level.

By Amara

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