OM shakes PSG on the transfer window

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After Ruslan Malinovskyi, Olympique de Marseille is on track to secure the services of Ivan Ilic. At 21, the Serbian midfielder is promised a great future and arouses many desires on the transfer window… including those of PSG. Luis Campos had indeed ticked his name last summer according to the Italian press, and this is not the first time that a player coveted by the Parisian formation could end up committing to the rival club …

L’Olympic Marseille may already be experiencing their first summer 2023 recruit. According to multiple sources, pablo Longoria is close to completing the transfer of Ivan Ilic which should be effective for the 2023-2024 financial year. A file of around €18 million including bonuses, enabling theOM to grill the competition. Indeed, the performances of the 21-year-old Serbian international with theHellas Verona did not go unnoticed on the transfer window. Naples and the Torino would have ticked off his name in Italy, just like the PSG according to the transalpine press. Last summer, Sky Italia and Tuttosport revealed that Luis Fieldswho had just become a football adviser to Nasser Al-Khelaifi in the capital, carefully monitored the benefits ofIvan Ilic. The profile of the middle has something to seduce Fields, a talent scout with very high potential. L’OM could therefore achieve quite a blow by completing a file previously studied by the PSGand it wouldn’t be the first time.

Matteo Guendouzi

Passed through the training center of the PSG, Matteo Guendouzi has long been watched by Parisian leaders. Before leaving for Arsenal in 2018, the future vice-world champion was thus approached by his training club, which experienced a failure there. ” PSG were very interested, like other clubs there was a lot of talkhe confirmed in December 2018 in the Football Club channel. But the project and the best choice was that of Arsenal. From the moment they positioned themselves on me I did not hesitate and I focused on this proposal. » A track that the PSG did not forget since Leonardo sought in the months that followed to get their hands on the native of Poissy. In September 2020, The Team announced in particular that the club of the capital wished to offer the services of Julian Draxler to the Gunners to welcome Matteo Guendouzi. Finally, the latter will commit himself in favor of theOM a few months later in the form of a loan with a purchase option which will be exercised the following year.

Dimitri Payet

Whether Guendouzi did not follow up on the Parisian approaches, Dimitri Payet meanwhile hoped to tread the lawn of the Parc des Princes in the red and blue jersey. Player of theASSE at that time, the attacking midfielder was targeted by the PSG to replace Stephane Sessegnon in January 2011, but the two clubs failed to find common ground, forcing payet to finish the season with Greens before joining the LOSC the following year for €9 million. Yet the PSG was still in the running to host Dmitri payet, but the changes announced with the arrival of Qatar encourage the player to consider another option. “ Everyone knows that Paris is my favorite clubhe will confide in the columns of The Team in June 2011. He (Editor’s note, Antoine Kombouaré) wanted me but the problem was that we had to wait for the club’s takeover to be formalized, for Leonardo to arrive, to be sure. ” Two years later, Dmitri payet will fly to Marseilles and will enter over the seasons as a legend of the club.

Adil Rummy

In 2016, it is Adil Rummy which is requested by the PSGscanning the market after the departure of David Luiz. ” I had a call when I was with the France team. It was at the last moment (of the transfer window)revealed the defender in 2017 at the microphone of RMC. But I was told to make a decision quickly if I wanted to join PSG. It was too late. It’s the football and the playing time that come first. It was impossible for me to think of leaving Sevilla FC, a respected club in Europe, qualified for the Champions League, where I was having fun, when I was not sure of playing in Paris. I preferred to keep my head on my shoulders and stay realistice. ” Ultimately, Adil Rummy is much less hesitant when approached by theOM in the summer of 2017, while Frank McCourt sets up its project in the Marseille city. ” The project convinced me straight away. I am from Fréjus Saint-Raphaël, I have the mother and the family who can come to see me play. Marseille is a huge club, especially when things are going well. I remember that when I came to discuss with the president, I saw Luiz Gustavo at the bottom of the office. I said “Wow, we’re in the right car there!” Not many people can refuse OM, but with the experience I have today, it was very important to also find the coach who suited me. Rudi Garcia is a direct and frank person, who does not hesitate in his choices to release a player who is not good, regardless of his status. »

Luiz Gustavo

The same year, Luiz Gustavo also settled in Marseille and quickly appeared as an essential element in theOMto the point that some observers believe that the Brazilian international would have a place alongside Neymar to PSG. In the capital, the recruitment of the player was precisely considered a few weeks before the official announcement of theOM. The Marseille club will pay €10m to retain his services.


After a season and a half atOM, Gerson ended his Marseille adventure during the 2023 winter transfer window, due to lack of playing time under the orders of‘Igor Tudor. Back to Flamengo for around 15M€ as revealed to you by, the Brazilian international could have had a radically different career depending on his decision in 2016. That summer, the one who is promised a great future in Brazil joined the ‘AS Romabut other clubs were interested in the previous months, like the Real Madridof chelseaof the’Interof the Juventus, Manchester City or even PSG. The first European crossing of Gerson will not ultimately be a great success, just like his second attempt at theOM.

Morgan Sanson

Passed by theOM between 2017 and 2021, Morgan Sanson could also have joined the PSG before his Marseille adventure. In 2015, the Parisian team eyed the environment then evolving at Montpellier. A track viewed favorably by the duo Lawrence WhiteJean Louis Gassetto the point that negotiations with the MHSC would have been initiated by the PSGbut the serious injury of Sanson to the cruciate ligaments cooled the Parisian ardor, allowing theOM then accelerate.

Alexis Sanchez

For long months, the name ofAlexis Sanchez circulated on the side of PSG. In the summer of 2017, the file even went up a gear after the recruitment of Neymarthe two players being close since their time at the FC Barcelona. Thus, the club and the Chilean star agree on the contours of a contract, including the emoluments, the duration and the various bonuses, but the requirements of the representatives of the attacker andArsenal finally prevent the PSG to go to the end of the discussions. A blessing in disguise since the club of the capital will host in the following weeks Kylian Mbappe. Alexis Sanchez will commit itself to Manchester United in 2018 then atInter in 2019. TheOM then gets his hands on him in the summer of 2022, realizing what the PSG couldn’t do it.

Michael Cuisance

Promised to a great future from an early age, Michael cooking never managed to live up to the expectations placed on him, Bayern Munich like at theOM. Loaned with option to buy in October 2020, the French midfielder did not convince Pablo Longoria to keep it, but the player’s reputation had brought the PSG to find out about his situation a year earlier when he left the Borussia Monchengladbach. As revealed to you exclusively by, Leonardothen sports director of the Parisian training, watched very closely the situation of cookingbut it is ultimately pablo Longoria who will hire him.

Jordan Veretout

After revealing itself under the colors of the heart rate Nantes, Jordan Veretout has made a name for itself in Italy, distinguishing itself with the Fiorentina then theAS Roma. The name of the midfielder was thus mentioned in the PSG et al’OM many times over the past few years, with Serie A being the favored hunting ground for Leonardobut it’s good pablo Longoria who will succeed in getting their hands on the international tricolor. In 2022, theOM loop the transfer of Veretout for €11 million, while the PSG will eventually revise his plans in midfield.

Souleymane Diawara

A few years before the arrival of Qatar at the head of the PSGI’OM appears as a more competitive club in the eyes of the players. Therefore Souleymane Diawara decides to fail the capital club in the summer of 2009 after having been one of the great architects of the coronation of Girondins from Bordeaux in Ligue 1 to sign forOM. “ I was very proud that such a club was interested in me. Originally, it was Pape Diouf, when he was still president of OM, who had already spoken to me about a transfer when I was in Bordeaux. I was under contract so I told him to speak directly with my club. For the anecdote, during this transfer window, before OM actually asked me, Paris Saint-Germain was interested in my profile.reveals the former defender in 2020 in an interview with Olympian people. What made the difference? I had the feeling that Marseille wanted me much more than Paris. President Pape Diouf and coach Didier Deschamps showed me that they really wanted me and that is something very important to me, even if there was perhaps a little more money in front. And then there was Mamadou Niang, whom I am very close to, who kept talking to me about OM. He told me that I was going to love the city, the stadium… “. A profitable choice since Souleymane Diawara won the Championship and the League Cup alongside Marseilles.

André Villas-Boas

It’s not just the players who sometimes decide to postpone the approaches of the PSG to yield to those of theOM afterwards. Arrive at Marseilles in 2019, André Villas-Boas could have caused the PSG before, when Qatari leaders were looking for the successor of Carlo Ancelotti. “ PSG’s offer was on the tablehas since confirmed AVB in an interview for The Telegraph. Yes, Daniel (Lévy, chairman of Tottenham) wanted to sell me for 15 million pounds. PSG obviously didn’t want to pay £15m and there were a lot of things wrong with Paris Saint-Germain, especially in their approach. » Unlike the PSGI’OM obviously found the right words to convince Villas-Boas to come and train in Ligue 1.