OM Mercato: Very active in terms of arrivals, Marseille Olympics working in parallel to part ways with two key players.
OM Mercato: Longoria tries to separate from Bakambu and Lirola
Timid since the official opening of the transfer window, Olympique de Marseille is finally accelerating on the transfer market. The Marseille leaders have already managed to sign three new recruits this summer and are preparing to welcome three additional reinforcements. Luis Suarez (Granada CF), Ruben Blanco (Celta Vigo) and Jonathan Clauss (RC Lens) are expected at OM in the coming hours. And it’s not over, as recruiters are working behind the scenes to finalize the transfer of a left piston and a new midfielder. The names of Darko Lazovic and Jordan Veretout are mentioned in particular.
But before continuing its large-scale recruitment, Olympique de Marseille will have to complete a few departures in parallel. The Marseille club will indeed have to reduce its payroll if it wishes to register new signings. Thus, several OM players risk being pushed towards the exit door in the days to come. The independent journalist Idriss Kasmi has also looked into this major cleaning announced in Marseille and reveals that the Marseille president, Pablo Longoriais now trying to convince Cedric Bakambu and Pol Lirola to go elsewhere this summer. Discussions between the different parties have even intensified in recent hours.
OM Mercato: Replacements already found in Marseille
Recruited for free during the last winter transfer window, the 31-year-old striker is still struggling to regain his best level of play at Olympique de Marseille. He scored 4 goals in 21 appearances for Marseille last season. OM would therefore consider parting with him, just six months after his arrival. And the arrival of the Spanish striker, Luis Suarezshould hasten his departure from Marseille a little more.
In recent weeks, his name was already associated with Besiktas. It remains to be seen whether the Turkish club will return to the charge for his transfer. In any case, the Marseille management would no longer oppose his departure. Same story for Pol Lirola. Author of a mixed season at OM, the Spanish right side has seen a strong competitor land in his position with the arrival of Jonathan Clauss. The French international arrives in Marseille to start. If he wants to benefit from more playing time, Pol Lirola should then pack his bags this summer. It now remains to be seen how much OM will ask for these two players pushed out.