Ajax Amsterdam insists heavily on Leonardo Balerdi!

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August 20, 2022. Leonardo Balerdi left under the broca of the Orange Vélodrome, visibly tired of the random performances of the Argentinian defender. The Marseille fans, who felt they no longer needed the former Borussia Dortmund player, were delighted to see OM open the door to a departure at the end of the summer transfer window. Bologna was then very hot and we expected a departure from Balerdi.

But nothing went as planned and the Argentinian finally stayed on the Canebière. And the latter has completely reversed opinion by alternating the good and the less good, but giving himself for the jersey at all times. Remaining essential in the eyes of Igor Tudor (he played all the Ligue 1 and Champions League matches this season), Balerdi had left to end the season in Marseille. Yes but now, the interest of Ajax Amsterdam could call everything into question.

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Pablo Longoria double-locks the door

The Albiceleste international with two selections, under contract until June 2026 with Marseille, is very popular with the emblematic Dutch club in search of a central defender since the departure of Daley Blind. And the current 2nd in the Eredivisie behind Feyenoord is really very keen to recruit him this winter and has made direct contact with the player, but also his entourage who are very interested in the Dutch club’s project according to our information.

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We could therefore witness a real standoff between a Pablo Longoria who does not want to hear about a departure from his defensive rock this winter and the player rather inclined to join a club which is ready to invest between 15 and 20 M€. in the operation. Given the player’s career, the amount spent to recruit him to Dortmund can be tempting, but in a winter transfer window where quality defenders are not necessarily legion, we can largely understand the firm position for the moment of the club’s management. Marseille. To be continued.

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