While Gerson’s arrival is taken for granted, another record looks very good in midfield.
Frank McCourt was committed to it last winter, after announcing the fatal palace revolution to Jacques-Henri Eyraud: the owner of OM expected to be more present at Marseille. It is clear that the American businessman keeps his promises. Present last month, for the last game of the season, the Bostonian was again in Marseille on Tuesday. The opportunity, of course, to discuss the summer transfer window.
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Because the files are not lacking for the staff of the Olympian club. However, one of them has already been completed. Erected as one of the summer priorities of Ciel et Blanc, Gerson should indeed be Marseille’s first recruit. The discussions were not easy but OM would have finally had the last word on payment of 25 million euros excluding bonus for 75% of the rights of the young midfielder. But another reinforcement would also be approaching.
According to the transfer specialist Pedro Almeida, the arrival of Matteo Guendouzi would indeed be acquired. If Arsenal is preparing to exercise the option to extend his contract with the Gunners for one year, the London club have already given their agreement to the Ciel et Blancs to lend the tricolor midfielder one year to OM. A loan with a compulsory purchase option set at 10 million euros. An optimism tempered by another insider, Mohamed Toubache-Ter. According to him, no agreement between the two boards has yet been found even if the exchanges would be very positive.