Finally, the Strootman case will not derail the arrival of Lazovic!

While he was to arrive yesterday in Marseille, the side Darko Lazovic was finally retained by Hellas Verona. Indeed, Pablo Longoria wanted to integrate Kevin Strootman into the deal, which did not necessarily interest the Italian club…

Igor Tudor knows the profile of left-back Darko Lazovic perfectly. The OM coach had him under his command last season at Hellas Verona. The soon-to-be 32-year-old player should land at OM this Thursday before leaving for England with the Olympian group…

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The team states that “OM quickly reached an agreement with the player on the basis of a three-year contract while discussions between clubs have progressed around a transfer of around €4m. If the negotiations continued, yesterday at the end of the day, they were not yet finalized. A sticking point existed between the two parties: the will of the Marseille leaders to include Kevin Strootman in the transaction. »

Lazovic expected in Marseille this Thursday?

Kevin Strootman has just one year left on his contract and his salary valued at €550,000/month is straining the club’s finances. Pablo Longoria wants to get rid of him and therefore tried to include him in Lazovic’s deal. If his case remains uncertain, this does not call into question the arrival of Lazovic, hoped for in Marseille in the next few hours according to the sports daily…

Ribalta will take care of sales — M.Grégoire

“Pablo Longoria considers Javier Ribalta to be one of his references in football, he said in an interview in Provence in December 2020. A reference with Fabio Paratici the former sports director of Juventus, today of Tottenham. Ribalta is his friend, I think he surrounds himself, he has improved his close guard, I think Ribalta will take care of sales in particular. We have seen that he is already very active on the Luis Henrique file at Torino with his Italian networks, because we have to get out of the players, I think he will relieve Longoria of certain tasks but afterwards in the profile indeed we’re on something quite similar, focused on Longoria, but maybe Longoria thinks he has a lot to do as president, he doesn’t really like that, interviews, meetings with Benoît Payan, rent is not his favorite area. Longoria thinks that Ribalta could come back to the heart of the work like the architecture of the deals, stuff like that. Personally I think it’s modern football. I compare Longoria to Luis Campos (technical director of PSG) and Ribalta is a bit like that too, they have their qualities and their faults. Their qualities are that they will bet sometimes on a player who is going to have an explosion, on a very great talent, besides that, they are managers of the new generation who work a lot with mandates, with always the same agents with commissions, it’s the Campos side in Lille, we saw it with the transfer of Victor Osimhen where there are things poorly explained. In my opinion, there are good and bad sides, I do not judge that, I just say that it corresponds to modern football. But, whether it’s Longoria or Ribalta, to make the transfer window, it’s great, they are specialists but there are good and bad sides. » Mathieu Gregoire – Source: Marseille Football Club (06/27/2022)

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