Man City defender Kabore reiterates desire to remain at Marseille

Manchester City defender Issa Kabore has reiterated that he wishes to stay at loan club Marseille beyond June.

The 21-year-old, who has failed to make a first-team appearance at City, made his Champions League debut in the loss to Eintracht Frankfurt last week.

City have included an option-to-buy in his latest loan deal, and Kabore hopes Marseille accept the option.

“There were many teams who wanted me and with whom I spoke,” the Burkina Faso international told Foot Mercato. “When I heard that there was Marseille, I said to my agent that I had to calm down and that I had to wait for Marseille.

“When my agent called me, I was with my family, in my room. I called my wife to tell her that I didn’t believe it, that it was Marseille who wanted me. It was incredible. We were really happy.

“My future, I want it to be Marseille. I would like to stay here. I want to leave my mark here. I don’t think it will be difficult, because I already love this club and frankly, I don’t think it will be difficult.”