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It’s hot for Mertens, Imminent departure for Radonjic, 4 players pushed out by Longoria? The 3 OM news for this Wednesday, July 6


As every evening FCM offers you the 3 OM news of the day! On the program this Wednesday: It’s getting hotter and hotter for Mertens at OM,near Mandanda, imminent departure of a new player and Longoria has decided for the sales!

It’s getting hotter and hotter for Mertens at OM?

Olympique de Marseille would have ticked the name of Dries Mertens. More than that, Florian Holsbeek explains that his representatives are in Marseille to negotiate with OM!

TURIN, ITALY – May 07, 2022: Dries Mertens of SSC Napoli looks dejected during the Serie A football match between Torino FC and SSC Napoli. (Photo by Nicolò Campo/Sipa USA) – Photo by Icon Sport

This summer, the recruitment of Olympique de Marseille will be overseen by Pablo Longoria and the new director of football Javier Ribalta… The two men have worked a lot in Italy and have taken on Igor Tudor as coach.

Mertens at OM for two seasons?

How to give an Italian accent to recruitment? In any case, it was in this championship that Dries Mertens played, who seems to be one of OM’s next recruits. For several weeks, are quoted as being a track of the Marseille club.

READ ALSO: Mercato OM: Do we know the name of Tudor’s first recruit?

According to Belgian journalist Florian Holsbeek, the player’s representatives are currently in Marseille to negotiate the signing of the Belgian to OM… What is stuck for the moment is the duration of the contract offered to Mertens. The striker would like 2 years, the Marseillais would only offer a 1+1 as a bonus.

Mertens? He’s still a great player

Extract from the program “Apéro Mercato”, Byllel gives us his feelings about the Dries Mertens rumor, for him it is an interesting track for the position of number 9.

“He’s still an excellent player, he can also play in several positions. If we had an interesting salary budget, I would tell you that he is not a player you can spit on. Even if I’m afraid that at 35, although when you see Payet what he is capable of doing at 35 or 36, if he can get us a good year or two at the level he is at today today. The only thing that scares me today is Ligue 1 and the size, he’s a bit frail, a bit light for Ligue 1, but he can hurt too. » Byllel – Source: Football Club of Marseille 09/06/2022

After Mandanda, imminent departure of a new player! Medical visit already planned?

The departure of Nemanja Radonjic would already be completed by Pablo Longoria! The Serbian international will sign in Serie A at Torino!

Nemanja RADONJIC with OM in Ligue 1 against Dijon

Nemanja RADONJIC – OM and Sacha BOEY – DFCO Ligue 1 match

Olympique de Marseille is busy on departures. After Mandanda, it would be Nemanja Radonjic who should leave the club! According to Fabrizio Romano, a journalist always very well informed about the transfer window, the Serbian international will join Torino!

Radonjic to Torino instead of Luis Henrique?

While everything seemed rather closed for Luis Henrique to join the Italian club, it seems to be NR7! The Turin coach had been dragging out the Brazilian’s file for several days, hoping for another lead…

READ ALSO: Mercato OM: Longoria has decided for sales? 4 players targeted!

He would therefore be more seduced by the idea of ​​seeing Radonjic arrive in his workforce. The left winger returns from a disappointing loan at Benfica where he did not make an impression. He didn’t seem to be part of Sampaoli’s plans and therefore shouldn’t be part of Igor Tudor’s.

“It is very important to have a consensus with the coach” -Longoria

“It is normal that there are changes in the search for profiles. A player who is comfortable in one style of play, is not necessarily so in another. Last year, we started on profiles to have possession in the middle of the field and we had in particular Boubacar Kamara who had this role of central midfielder. With Igor’s way of playing, the two midfielders will have different characteristics with more intensity, an ability to occupy space. The strategy will therefore change on certain positions. As we said at the last press conference, the objective is to increase the quality of the squad, while giving continuity to the team. With the Champions League, I think we have to sign 5 to 8 players. During the transfer window, it is very important to have a consensus with the coach. I have always said that good leaders are those who have a good ability to adapt, to the club, to the city and to the identity. And also an adaptation to a new coach and his style of play. You must always meet the expectations of a new coach since it is he who will develop the players. » Paul Longori Press conference (05/07/2022).

Longoria has decided for sales! 4 players targeted!

According to information from the newspaper L’Equipe, Olympique de Marseille would have ticked the names of 4 players. Longoria would like to see Caleta-Car, Strootman, Luis Henrique and Alvaro leave.

Pablo LONGORIA (President Marseille OM)

This Tuesday the newspaper L’Equipe announced that Steve Mandanda was going to leave Olympique de Marseille and that he would join Stade Rennais… This Wednesday, the sports daily goes further and talks about the other departures planned for the Marseille squad.

For a few weeks, even before the departure of Jorge Sampaoli and the arrival of Igor Tudor, Pablo Longoria would have targeted the players he no longer wants to keep in his workforce. At a press conference, he warned those who had only one year of contract left.

No out-of-contract player should intentionally stay in the squad – Longoria

This season, no player at the end of the contract will have to stay in the squad intentionally. » Paul Longori— Source: Press conference (01/07/22)

Caleta-Car the big market value, Alvaro freed?

This concerns in particular Duje Caleta-Car who ends his contract in 2023 and who does not seem to want to extend. For Pablo Longoria, his departure is inevitable. For L’Equipe, the president no longer wants the Croatian defender in his club.

Still in defense, Alvaro Gonzalez should also leave the club despite the departure of Jorge Sampaoli. The Spaniard is expected to be released. His situation should not be improved at Olympique de Marseille since the discord took place with the club.

“Like any change in coaching, it also has changes in the ambitions of the players. They will try to gain the confidence of the new coach, it is the number one law of football. For Alvaro, the situation is the same insofar as his situation last season is linked to the club, not to the coach, and we assume that. Paul Longori – Source: Press conference (05/07/22)

Strootman and Luis Henrique towards the start

Now two hot files for this winter: Luis Henrique and Kevin Strootman. The first is tracked by several clubs and was to join Flamengo on loan. UOL Esporte, however, claims the Brazilian club are pulling out of negotiations after a disagreement.

READ ALSO: Mercato OM: The reasons for Mandanda’s departure from Rennes for €0

Regarding Strootman, the possibility of letting him go free cannot be ruled out… He should in any case leave the club this summer, on loan or even better in transfer. Serie A still seems to be an option for the Dutchman.

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