As Ivory Coast and the African continent experience the CAN 2024 rhythm from mid-January, many clubs will be penalized due to the temporary loss of players.
Things are heating up on the TFC side. While the Toulouse club, currently playing in Ligue 1, has to plan the winter transfer window, the Champions Cup, the Coupe de France and the last 16 rounds of the Europa League, here is the 2024 version of the Africa Cup of Nations (January 13) until February 11 ) is added to the equation.
In the past hours, the qualifiers announced the preliminary list, which includes at least 55 players. The final lists, which include a total of 27 players, will be announced on January 3. Therefore, TFC is no exception to this rule and several players from its squad are among the provisional selection lists: Logan Costa (Cape Verde), Frank Magri (Cameroon), Mamady Bangré (Burkina Faso), Moussa Diarra (Mali), Ibrahim Cissoko ( Guinea).
absence of dimension
The absence of Logan Costa, Carles Martinez Novell’s third most used player since the start of the season, will be felt in the Toulouse ranks from January onwards, especially as his defensive teammate and Swiss army knife Moussa Diarra must defend Mali’s colours. However, the latter continues to suffer a setback during his last call-up as an injury forced him to return to Toulouse sooner.
The call-up of Frank Magri, Toulouse’s second top scorer with five goals, will also leave a void at the offensive level this time. Agenais, who chose Cameroon a few months ago, made his debut for the “Indomitable Lions” last October before scoring his first goal against Mauritius on 17 October. Mamady Bangré, who has been little used since the start of the 2023/2024 financial year, is on Burkina Faso’s final list, while Ibrahim Cissoko, returning from injury, has yet to indicate his definitive preference for defending the (parents’) colors of Guinea. country of origin) or the Netherlands (country of birth).
Winter transfer window…
“We want to be active. We have targeted players. In attack we find ourselves with only Thijs (Dallinga, Editor’s note). We will make adjustments. The market is complex but we have a strong desire to strengthen ourselves in the coming period. TFC president Damien Comolli said in a press conference yesterday that “attacking positions” He gave his secret.
“Have you seen Mawissa’s performances? There is Kévin Keben, there is Rasmus (Nicolaisen)… We do not look at those positions,” he also pointed out TFC’s number 1 in his speech. We would like to remind you that the winter transfer window in France will start on January 1 and end on the 31st of the same month.