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Omar Marmoush: VfB Stuttgart sign Wolfsburg forward to hire

The 22-year-old Egyptian youth will represent the Mercedes-Benz Arena giants during the 2021-22 campaign

VfB Stuttgart on Monday confirmed the signing of Egyptian youth international Omar Marmoush from Wolfsburg.

He represents St Pauli in the second tier during the 2020-21 campaign. There he scored seven times in 21 league outings.

In an effort to get regular playing time, he was sent back to the Mercedes-Benz Arena — where he is expected to perform regularly under driver Pellegrino Matarazzo.

‘VfB Stuttgart has been strengthened with Omar Marmoush on an annual loan from Wolfsburg, subject to sports medicine examination,’ reads a statement from the Reds’ website.

“Omar Marmoush started his career at the Egyptian club Wadi Degla FC. In 2017, the all-rounder moved to the Bundesliga to VfL Wolfsburg and made his debut after three matches for VfL’s U19 in the Regionalliga Nord, in which he scored eleven goals in 36 matches.

‘For Wolfsburg’s first team, Marmoush played eight Bundesliga matches, two DFB Cup matches and was used twice in the Uefa Europa League qualifiers.

“Last season, the attacking player was loaned to FC St. Pauli from January 2021 and he scored seven goals in 21 games.”

In response to this transfer, Sven Mislintat, sporting director of Stuttgart, claimed that the forward is a great addition to his team, while praising the qualities that make him special.

“Omar Marmoush can be used flexibly in the attacking area and is a valuable reinforcement for our team with his qualities and abilities,” Mislintat said.

‘He has his qualities in the last two league season at FC St. Pauli and also in the current season proved in his performances for VfL Wolfsburg.

‘We were able to quickly and in partnership reach an agreement with VfL Wolfsburg on the applicable framework conditions and warmly welcome Omar to VfB.

With this move, Marmoush becomes the third Afrikaner in the Reds team after Silas Katompa Mvumpa (Congo) and Momo Cisse (Guinea).

After the international window, he is expected to join the rest of the team in the continuation of the 2021-22 season.

He could make his debut when Matarazzo’s men travel to Deutsche Bank Park on September 12 for an appointment with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Despite a strong start to the current season where they beat Greuther Furth 5-1, Stuttgart fell to a defeat against RB Leipzig and Freiburg to occupy 13th place on the standings.

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