Transfers – OM: An XXL file confirmed for the Longoria transfer window

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OM: An XXL file confirmed for the Longoria transfer window

Posted on September 20, 2022 at 02:15 by Guillaume de Saint Sauveur

Successfully loaned to OM last season, William Saliba returned stronger to Arsenal while Pablo Longoria tried for a long time to keep him with the Marseille club. Contacts were even made directly with Saliba’s agent, but that was not enough for OM.

In 2019, Arsenal did not hesitate to put 30M€ on the table to dislodge William Saliba of the’ASSE while the young central defender was considered a mere hope of French football. Finally, for lack of playing time with the Gunners, Saliba chained two loans in Ligue 1 to gain experience,OGC Nice but especially toOM last season when he really exploded.

OM wanted to keep Saliba

As revealed by the Italian journalist Luca Bendoni, close to Gianluca Di MarzioI’OM did try to keep William Saliba this summer by directly approaching his agent to close the deal. But in vain, since Saliba was determined to return to Arsenal.

“I came back stronger”

Recently interviewed by Canal +, William Saliba justified this career choice: As everyone knows, I haven’t played. For me, it was better to leave. I’m a young player and it’s always better to play and gain experience, make mistakes and learn. If you don’t play, you can’t progress. For me, leaving for a year and a half was beneficial. I came back stronger, with new ambitions “. And Pablo Longoria therefore could not keep it at theOM.

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