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Two French Stars Linked with Potential Moves to Qatar

Athens, Greece. 29 May 2024. Jonathan Ikone of ACF Fiorentina competes for the ball with Andre Horta of Olympiacos FC during the UEFA Conference League final football match between Olympiacos FC and ACF Fiorentina. Credit: Nicolò Campo/Alamy Live News
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Jonathan Ikoné, currently at Fiorentina, is linked with a potential move to Qatar, with Al-Duhail SC showing significant interest. Jordan Veretout of Olympique Marseille has also been mentioned in transfer rumours, but his move to Qatar seems less likely. Both players have had notable careers in European leagues, and their potential transfers could impact their current clubs significantly.

  • Al-Duhail SC is showing significant interest in Jonathan Ikoné.
  • Jordan Veretout’s move to Qatar seems less likely.
  • Both players have had notable careers in European leagues.

Jonathan Ikoné

Jonathan Ikoné, currently playing as a right winger for Fiorentina, is attracting interest from Qatari clubs. According to recent reports, Al-Duhail SC is particularly keen on securing his services, with a 60% probability of the transfer happening. The potential transfer fee is estimated to be around €15 million.


Ikoné, born on May 2, 1998, in Bondy, France, stands at 1.75 meters and has made a name for himself with his speed and dribbling skills. He began his professional career at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) before moving to Lille OSC in July 2018 for a transfer fee of €5 million. In January 2022, he transferred to Fiorentina for €14 million. His current market value is €10.00 million as of June 5, 2024, and his contract with Fiorentina runs until June 30, 2026.

Transfer History

  • PSG to Lille OSC: Ikoné moved to Lille in July 2018 for a transfer fee of €5 million.
  • Lille OSC to Fiorentina: In January 2022, Ikoné transferred to Fiorentina for a fee of €14 million.

Recent Transfer Rumours

  • Al-Duhail SC: There is a 60% probability of Ikoné transferring to Al-Duhail SC in Qatar, with a potential transfer fee of around €15 million.
  • Al-Arabi SC: Another Qatari club, Al-Arabi SC, has shown interest, but the probability of this transfer is lower at 10%.

For more detailed player statistics and transfer history, check Ikoné’s profile on Transfermarkt.

Jordan Veretout

Jordan Veretout, a central midfielder for Olympique Marseille, has also been linked with a move to Qatar. However, the likelihood of this transfer is lower compared to Ikoné’s situation. Veretout, born on March 1, 1993, in Ancenis, France, stands at 1.77 meters and has a market value of €15.00 million. His contract with Marseille expires on June 30, 2025.


Veretout started his career at Nantes before moving to Aston Villa in July 2015 for a fee of €10 million. He was later loaned to Saint-Étienne for the 2016-2017 season. In July 2017, he transferred to Fiorentina for €7 million, and then to AS Roma in July 2019 for €17.5 million. In August 2022, he joined Olympique Marseille for a fee of €11 million.

Transfer History

  • Nantes to Aston Villa: Veretout moved to Aston Villa in July 2015 for a fee of €10 million.
  • Aston Villa to Saint-Étienne (Loan): He was loaned to Saint-Étienne for the 2016-2017 season.
  • Aston Villa to Fiorentina: In July 2017, Veretout transferred to Fiorentina for €7 million.
  • Fiorentina to AS Roma: Veretout joined AS Roma in July 2019 for a fee of €17.5 million.
  • AS Roma to Olympique Marseille: In August 2022, he moved to Marseille for a fee of €11 million.

Recent Transfer Rumours

Al-Duhail SC has shown interest in Veretout, but Marseille is reluctant to let him go, making the transfer unlikely.

For more detailed player statistics and transfer history, check Veretout’s profile on Transfermarkt.

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