After an agreement in principle announced at the beginning of June, midfielder Gerson officially left Flamengo for Olympique Marseille on Thursday. A rookie estimates 20 million euros for the club phocen.
Gerson with his new jersey.
After Konrad de la Fuente on Wednesday, Olympique de Marseille continues to host this summer transfer window with the formalization on Thursday of its second recruit: midfielder Gerson (24).
As expected since the announcement of an agreement in principle with Flamengo in early June, the young Brazilian talent strengthens the midfield of the recent 5th in Ligue 1.
Gerson, estimated price € 20 million
In an official press release, OM announced the signing of Gerson for the next 5 years. Olympique de Marseille have reached an agreement with Brazilian club Flamengo for player Gerson Santos da Silva. After the success of his medical visit, Gerson signed up with the Olympian club for a 5-year contract. He is the second Olympian rookie in this 2021 summer transfer window, can we read.
In the media, the details of this operation have varied widely. While figures above 25 million euros have circulated, Phocen President Pablo Longoria has finally completed this transfer for 15 million euros, plus any bonuses that could allow this deal to flirt with the 20 million euros mark. .
A big wait for OM
Obviously, with the investment made by OM on this issue, Gerson will be expected at the turn. Author of a failed first stint in Europe under the colors of AS Roma (2016-2019), Auriverde managed to relaunch with Flamengo, where he had established himself as one of the best players in the Brazilian championship. Under the orders of trainer Jorge Sampaoli, the native of Rio de Janeiro will have a central place in the Olympian project. It’s up to him to live up to it!
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