L’Équipe journalist Bilel Ghazi has offered exceptional insight into why negotiations took so long this afternoon between Fulham and Marseille over the transfer of midfielder André Frank Zambo Anguissa.
Negotiations went on forever this afternoon, because neither Marseille nor Fulham wanted to pay for the 5% of the transfer due to the club that developed Frank André Zambo Anguissa at youth level. At 16:36 UK time, there was huge panic, at 16:49 UK time, the problem was solved, which then brought Fulham to successfully apply for an extension of 2 hours to tie up the administrative loose ends.
Another L’Équipe journalist, Mathieu Gregoire, revealed that just 20 minutes before the 2-hour extension deadline, that documents were still arriving all the time at Marseille’s training ground for Sporting Director Zubizarreta & André Frank Zambo Anguissa’s representatives to sign.
We await to see if Marseille & Fulham have got this over the line.