Reported Liverpool target Boubacar Kamara believes he’s “ready” for a big-money move away from Ligue 1 giants Marseille, speaking to RMC Sport.
In just four years as a first-team player at the Stade Velodrome, the versatile midfielder has experienced more than most players do in their whole career.
Marseille-born Kamara has seen managers come and go, projects fail and flounder, title charges and mid-table mediocrity.
He must feel closer to 51 than 21 some days.
Kamara has been one of the bright sparks in another highly dramatic season at L’OM too. And, if the likes of Liverpool come calling during the summer transfer window, the France youth star is confident he can adapt to any environment.
“I would like to finish the season. There are five games left. Then sit down this summer and think about the rest,” says Kamara, equally comfortable at centre-half or in a defensive midfield role.
“I think I’m ready to go anywhere after what I have experienced at OM.”
Marseille’s number four admits he could still be tempted to stay for another year, however, even if a side now coached by the enigmatic Jorge Sampaoli misses out on Champions League qualification.
“What can convince me to stay? It’s more the sporting project. I’ve been a pro for four years, I have experienced a little of everything here. The sporting project will make me make my decision,” Kamara explains.
“In view of this season, we knew very well we weren’t going to (finish in the top four). There are four teams in front. It’s not the Champions League that will be a problem for me to re-sign or not.”
In March, Calciomercato reported Liverpool are battling the likes of AC Milan for Kamara’s signature, with Marseille expected to sell for £25 million as they look to come to terms with French football’s cash crisis.