June 16, 2021

Mercato: Orellano, OM’s new South American find – Football

Olympique de Marseille continues to prospect in South America for its summer transfer window. After Gerson, whose case is closed, Thiago Almada or Cristian Pavon, OM are now interested in the Argentinian winger Luca Orellano.

Pavon or Orellano, Sampaoli and Longoria will have to decide

He said 11 players will join the club. During a meeting with the groups of supporters of Olympique de Marseille this week, President Pablo Longoria confirmed a lively summer transfer window in the city of Marseille.

Thiago Almada s’loigne

The recruitment of OM began on Wednesday with the formalization of an agreement with Flamengo for the transfer of Gerson, the amount of which is estimated at 20 million euros including bonus. The 24-year-old Brazilian should not be the only one leaving South America to reach the south of France. The phocen club is indeed interested in several South American players.

It’s no secret that Marseille also wants to attract Vlez Sarsfield’s Argentine attacking midfielder Thiago Almada (20). Problem, the track of Argentine talent has seriously cooled in recent days. Longoria would consider this transfer too expensive. We were talking about a sum of € 15 million (+ € 2 million in bonus). But the Olympian president has obviously taken advantage of this file to address another element of the club based in Buenos Aires.

Orellano tapped Longoria in the eye, but

TNT Sports tells us this Friday an interest of the club phocen for the winger Luca Orellano (21 years). Targeted by Napoli last winter, the native of Buenos Aires is considered a very great hope for the club and would have a fixed release clause of € 8 million in his contract which runs until 2023. A high sum but which can be negotiated at drop. It remains to be seen whether OM will go on the offensive in this case.

Indeed, the Argentinian media specifies that this promising player, author of 3 goals and a decisive assist in 17 games in 2021, is of particular interest to Marseille management while Jorge Sampaoli has a preference for Boca Juniors winger, Cristian Pavon (25 years old). ). The Xeneizes are not opposed to a transfer of the latter and are listening to offers. A change with Dario Benedetto, on the departure from Marseille, is notably voiced. Orellano could therefore be a plan B for OM. Unless Longoria is really convincing …

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