William Saliba joins Marseille on loan

William Saliba has joined Ligue 1 side Marseille on loan for the 2021/22 season.

Last season, William spent six months on loan with Nice in Ligue 1. During his time with Nice, the 20 year-old defender made 22 appearances, with the Aiglons finishing the campaign in ninth.

The France youth international joined us in a permanent deal from Saint-Etienne in July 2019 and spent the 2019/20 back on loan with the Ligue 1 side, helping them reach the 2020 Coupe de France final.

Technical director Edu said: “Together with William, we have decided it will be good for his continued development to spend another season on loan. William joined us as an 18-year-old, and he is still only 20, so he is still developing all the time. 

"William is a player with strong natural ability and next season has the potential to be really beneficial for him at Marseille, a good club. To play another season in Ligue 1 will be very important for his development. We will of course be keeping in close contact with William during the season and wish him all the best in France with Marseille."

Everyone at Arsenal wishes William well with Marseille next season.

The loan deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.

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