Between player presentations, OM continue to work on their recruitment. Pablo Longoria would now be close to obtaining the reinforcements of Alexis Sanchez (Inter Milan) and Jordan Veretout (AS Roma). Jhon Lucumi (Genk) would also be targeted to improve the axis of defense.
This Wednesday, Pablo Longoria defused the problems between the coach and the players, facing the media. The president asked for patience as OM attempted to shift towards more physical and transitional football. The Spaniard is nonetheless working on the rest of the transfer window and the Marseille fans could very quickly see new faces arrive.
OM reach goal with Veretout and Sanchez
OM would first have in mind to conclude the arrival of Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean striker has reportedly reached an agreement with Inter Milan for the termination of his contract. The Italian press reports that a compensation of 5 million euros was paid to him by the Nerazzurri for him to agree to leave. A compromise would also have been found for his contract with OM. The midfielder should sign for two seasons, for a salary of 2.5 million euros per year.
Jordan Veretout could come to him in a €10m transfer deal. The Team claims that an agreement has been reached between the Marseille club and its Roman counterpart. The operation could quickly succeed if the player does not turn around. But the media also specifies that the former Nantes native is excited about the idea of joining the Olympian team.
Finally, the Marseillais would still seek to strengthen the axis of defense. Foot Mercato revealed that the Marseille recruiters had ticked the name of Jhon Lucumi, who wears the KRC Genk jersey. The information is confirmed by journalist Nicolo Schira, who indicates that the player has a release clause of 8 million euros. His arrival could be linked to the departure of a player. Duje Caleta-Car is notably pushed towards the exit…