Like every evening, FCM offers you the 3 OM news of the day! On the program this Friday : The 3 problems that OM must solve to finalize the transfer of Alexis Sanchez. Medical visit scheduled today for the 7th recruit? And Dieng, the details of a sensitive file…
Mercato: The 3 problems that OM must solve to finalize the transfer of Alexis Sanchez
Yesterday the newspaper Provence confirmed thatAlexis Sanchez would indeed be on the shelves of OM and would even be very close to the club. Longoria would have had discussions for several days with the player’s entourage. However, there are still three major points to be settled…
According Provence, Alexis Sanchez would be very close to OM. The information is also confirmed by the newspaper l’Equipe on Friday, which however specifies that three major points will have to be settled before the Marseille club can really finalize this financially ambitious file…
The first point is around his contract with Inter. This ends in a year, and Marseille does not intend to pay transfer compensation. The Chilean international must therefore reach an agreement with the Italian club to terminate his contract amicably.
The second major point is obviously the salary of the player who currently receives no less than 7 million per year at Inter. An amount that OM obviously cannot afford. Pablo Longoria will therefore have to find a financial package to reach an agreement on this plan. It goes without saying that Sanchez will also have to lower his demands. Read also : Mercato OM: Longoria has found its left side (for one season)!
Finally, before being able to complete this operation, the leaders of OM will have to make room within the Marseille workforce which today has many attackers: Milik, Bakambu, Luis Suarez, Dieng… see Payet.
Bamba Dieng is clearly pushed towards the exit, but the latter obviously has no intention of packing up. What about Bakambu and his excessive salary? It will clearly be difficult to exfiltrate…
A typical “Champions League” rookie?
OM are looking for “Champions League” type players, Alexis Sanchez, with his experience at FC Barcelona, Arsenal and Manchester United in particular, could be this type of recruit in the short term. As a reminder, at 33, he only scored 5 goals last season in the league with Inter Milan and was not selected for the Nerrazzuri’s preparation matches. Be that as it may, OM will have to sell in order to be able to welcome him, in order to offer playing time to everyone and above all to be able to pay his salary, which for a player of his renown must be enough therefore for the Marseille funds.
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Mercato OM: Medical visit today for the 7th recruit?
The very reliable, Fabrizio Romano, announces that Arsenal and OM have reached an agreement on the loan of Nuno Taveres, the player is expected in the morning in Marseille where he will undergo his medical examination before signing his contract.
OM finally hold their left piston. While Amavi and Kolasinac would not have convinced Igor Tudor, Longoria found him an expert in the piston position, where he evolved a lot at Arsenal. According Fabrizio Romano, the young Portuguese will arrive in Marseille in the morning to undergo the traditional medical examination before signing his contract. The 22-year-old arrives on loan without an option to buy for a season (until June 30, 2023) and it is OM who will pay all of his salary.
Read also : OM: “Gerson wanted to take his things and leave! »
The perfect counterpart to Jonathan Clauss?
Condemned to a place on the bench next season at Arsenal, with the arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko and the return from injury of Kieran Tierney, Tavares should therefore join OM on loan. The player still under contract with the London club until 2025 will return there next season.
Tudor finally holds its two pistons, a very important position in its system of play. After recruiting Jonathan Clauss on the right, already very prominent during his first tenure against Bétis, OM hope to have found their counterpart on the left side. The former Benfica player will most likely be the starter, after the Croatian technician benched Kolasinac and Amavi, preferring Under to a position that is not his. The very promising Tavares will have the necessary playing time at OM to perfect his progress, which is also an important element in the training of the new Olympian coach.
▫️ Nuno will arrive in Marseille on Friday morning;
▫️ Medical tests during the day then he will sign contract;
▫️ Loan move until June 2024, no buy option, OM will cover salary. pic.twitter.com/qBkGIKJqQz
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 28, 2022
Mercato OM: Dieng, the details of a sensitive file…
According Provence, Dieng should stay at OM despite his position as the 5th striker in Igor Tudor’s hierarchy. The player would like to stay at OM at all costs.
Bamba Dieng does not want to leave. If he seemed pushed by the exit by Longoria and Igor Tudor, in order to bring in some cash, his position as the last striker in the hierarchy of the Croatian coach would only be due to a sporting choice. Surprising when you know the potential of the player.
In effect, Provence confides that » OM [leur] let it be known that the downgrading of the African champion had absolutely nothing to do with any desire to get rid of him. The file is, in any case, particularly sensitive humanly. »
Read also : Mercato OM: Medical visit today for the 7th recruit?
Alexis Sanchez, the idol of Bamba Dieng
If OM want to recruit Alexis Sanchez, the Marseille club will have to make room in attack. Dieng might be the one sacrificed by his management if the current rumours are to be believed. Especially since Alexis Sanchez would be Dieng’s idol, one more reason to keep the young Senegalese who could be more motivated than he already is to perform in Marseille. Indeed, the Senegalese international (10 caps, 2 goals) would have flocked most of his jerseys in the name of Sanchez when he was a child according to Provence.
Dieng is still young, we must stop this transfer and keep him – Hernandez
Announced on the start since the start of the transfer window, this decision does not delight Marseille supporters or even its observers. A few weeks ago the guest of the Apéro Mercato, Christophe Hernandez, winner of the Gambardella Cup in 2012 with Nice, profiled Bamba Dieng, a player, according to him, that OM absolutely must not sell.
“Dieng? It’s a profile that we don’t have for me, it takes up space, it’s not always pretty to see, it’s different from what we can have, especially the latest attackers like Benedetto or Milik , which are support forwards. We were sold Milik as a player who makes a lot of calls, but what I did not see especially in the last game for me. Dieng is still young, there is a project at Olympique de Marseille which I hope will last, so no, we have to stop this transfer and keep it. We don’t have a potential that will dribble 5, 6 players, make us the difference in each game. We have a player who is capable of doing good things for us, but we don’t have a player like Ousmane Dembélé when he was younger. (On the comparison with Ekitike) I find him more complete than Dieng, especially when he wins without the ball, he plays with one touch, he will ask for it again, he is able to keep the ball. Bamba Dieng is not yet able to do so. (On the hypothesis of a departure from Dieng) What is the project of Olympique de Marseille, what do we intend to do? What recruitment do we want to do? It’s good to let go of a Bamba Dieng who has qualities of his own, at OM, we have a lot of players who like to touch the ball in the feet in small spaces, even our side players like Under who like to touch the ball goes in on his left foot. On the economic form, I agree but if I speak purely football, as an enthusiast, who are we going to recruit? Who is capable of taking depth in this squad? If tomorrow Sampaoli decides to recruit two real full-backs and wants to play in 3-5-2 who can help our striker Milik by taking the spaces. » Christopher Hernandez – Source: Marseille Football Club (31/05/2022)
🔵[Destins Liés] The Chilean Alexis Sanchez was the idol of the Senegalese Bamba Dieng to the point of wearing several of his flocked jerseys in his name during his adolescence. (LP) pic.twitter.com/sCoQq75zQB
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