Genoa sign Lucas Ocampos on loan from Marseille

Lucas Ocampos will spend the 2016-17 season with Genoa.

Genoa have signed Marseille playmaker Lucas Ocampos on loan with the option of making the move a permanent transfer.

Ocampos, 21, has been with OM for a season and a half, having joined from Monaco in a similar deal in February 2015.

The Argentine scored on his debut against Bastia and played a key role under then-coach Marcelo Bielsa, but struggled for game time last season after his compatriot resigned following the opening game of the campaign.

A statement on Genoa’s website read: “Genoa Cricket and Football Club announces that it has acquired the rights to the Olympique de Marseille player Lucas Ariel Ocampos. The transfer formula provides for a temporary move with the right of option to buy outright in favour of Genoa CFC.

“The player passed his medical with the club before signing his contract at Villa Rostan [the club’s headquarters].”

Marseille also announced the news on their website, which concluded “Thank you Lucas and good luck” in both Spanish and French.

The original version of this story which was published by ESPN can be viewed here.

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