Mercato: Bazoer, Medina and the Saliba priority ... OM's tracks in defense

Mercato: Bazoer, Medina and the Saliba priority … OM’s tracks in defense

After overcoming the obstacle of the DNCG, Olympique de Marseille will finally be able to start its summer transfer window. With a priority objective: to strengthen the defensive sector. Overview of the various avenues studied by the Phoenician President Pablo Longoria.

President Longoria multiplies the avenues to strengthen the defense.

The DNCG obstacle passed, Olympique de Marseille will be able to shift into second gear and finally start its summer transfer window. With a major priority: to strengthen the defensive sector, amputated by many elements.

William Saliba reunited with Arsenal after his loan, Alvaro Gonzalez’s contract was apparently terminated and Boubacar Kamara, who often helped out behind, joined Aston Villa. Without forgetting the fact that Duje Caleta-Car finds himself pushed towards the exit one year from the end of his contract…

OM keep confidence in Saliba

For the moment, OM are therefore moving towards the 2022-2023 financial year with a central hinge made up of Samuel Gigot (who arrives from Spartak Moscow after being bought last winter, editor’s note) and Leonardo Balerdi, finally recovered from his shoulder injury. But Jorge Sampaoli is playing with three central defenders, and the Argentinian technician has rightly asked his president to keep the boss of the previous exercise, namely William Saliba.

Arsenal not being open to a new loan, OM would now be determined to buy the French international definitively. Marseille remain confident because the player sees himself coming back, and the club hopes that there will be a possibility of enlisting him for a sum closer to 25 M€ than 30 M€, explained RMC Sport this Friday. Problem, the Gunners claim 40 M €. This forced Longoria to activate other leads, and the hottest seems to lead Riechedly Bazoer.

An expected reinforcement on the left

Free as air since the end of his contract with Vitesse Arnhem, the Dutch central defender has agreed with OM, according to La Provence. wait and see, therefore, just like in the Isaak Tour case (Le Havre), also courted by Manchester City and OL. Without forgetting the tracks leading Chancel Mbemba, who will leave Porto for free, and Evan Ndicka (Frankfurt). On the other hand, the salary problem seems insurmountable for Clment Lenglet (FC Barcelona), also announced Tottenham.

We can now add the name of Facundo Medina (Lens) to the list. According to RMC, OM appreciates the left-handed profile and will give it a shot this summer, even if the Sang et Or are not sellers and value their player at €12m. His versatility has something to seduce, because the club qualified for the Champions League will also have to strengthen in the corridors. Sead Kolasinac has not convinced and could leave six months after his arrival, while Jordan Amavi should not stay after his mixed loan Nice.

right, Sampaoli has what it takes

The eternal track Faouzi Ghoulam, who will leave Naples at the end of the contract, would have been reactivated according to certain sources. Just like the one leading Nuno Tavares (Arsenal), a 22-year-old left-back for whom OM offered a loan with an option to buy. on the right, the names of Alexis Filips (Reims) and Kevin Mbabu (Wolfsburg) are mentioned, but Sampaoli already seems well equipped on this side with Valentin Rongier and Pol Lirola, provided that the Spaniard quickly finds his best level.

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