OM: expected start in attack, surprise rookie in defense?

Olympique de Marseille, which regained its colors this weekend against Troyes (3-1) and 2nd place in Ligue 1 ahead of RC Lens (3rd), should let go of a scorer this summer and should recruit a plunger, according to a consultant.

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Sent on loan to Juventus Turin by OM, Arkadiusz Milik is having a rather positive season in the shirt of the Italian club (8 goals in 30 appearances, including 16 starts). For many weeks, the final transfer of the 29-year-old Pole has been mentioned in the media, but this time, according to journalist Ignazio Genuardi, the movement is well underway, and close to a conclusion.

In effect, “negotiations are continuing” with Arkadiusz Milik’s agent, expected “in Piedmont” this week to finalize the “final details”. Despite the change of sporting direction at Juventus during the season, the OM striker has convinced of his usefulness within the workforce, and could be recruited for 7 million euros plus 2 bonuses very soon. Even though Marseille could lose another star striker in a few weeks, while having positioned themselves on an offensive track in L1, and another in the Premier League.

Kaboré, gone to stay?

For his part, Issa Kaboré was loaned to OM, without success for most of the season. The 21-year-old right-hander, sold by Manchester City until the end of the season, has an option to buy 20 million euros in his loan. Too expensive for Marseille finances? On RMCEric Di Meco pleaded for a definitive arrival of the Burkinabé, after his good performance in Troyes in an anonymous season on his part (23 games, 1 goal): “(Issa) Kaboré brought a lot of energy, there were a lot of positives in his game. We are not going to minimize his performance because of the adversity, he asks to be seen again. He is a young player who has juice, I would like to see him on the length, if he erases his small faults and if he progresses to be one day, why not, the right side of Olympique de Marseille”.

Linked until 2025 with Manchester City, Issa Kaboré will find it difficult to find his place in the workforce of the 2nd of PL, this summer, and could therefore leave again… to OM, for a new loan, or a transfer? The right piston is estimated at 5 million euros by the specialized site Transfermarkt.