What Ribalta and Longoria really want for Yan Couto!

What Ribalta and Longoria really want for Yan Couto!


Olympique de Marseille would track Yan Couto well according to UOL Esporte, Brazilian media. According to information from journalist Jorge Nicola, OM would like to buy him from Manchester City!

This Saturday evening, we learned that Olympique de Marseille was interested in the right side of Manchester City Yan Couto. The 20-year-old Brazilian is seen as a young player with great potential but hasn’t had a chance with the Citizens yet.

OM want to buy Yan Couto

Loaned last season to Braga, he could again be transferred for the coming year to a new club. OM are not the only club interested since FC Porto are keeping an eye on them according to UOL Esporte. However, the Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola claims that the Marseillais are the most advanced in the file.

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Longoria and Ribalta would like a dry transfer for Yan Couto. A purchase is envisaged on the Marseille side but for Manchester City, a loan would be more in their plan… Several clubs are interested in his profile according to the Brazilian journalist: Fenerbahçe, Olympiakos, Girona, FC Basel and Hull City… A see if OM manages to reach an agreement with the Citizens by including a buyout clause.

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 for 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).

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