Qualified for the next Champions League thanks to its second place in Ligue 1, Olympique de Marseille is more with a view to strengthening itself than selling at all costs.
If the idea of having to part with the master to play that is Dimitri Payet is to be dismissed, while Arkadiusz Milik is also considering staying in Provence, there are departures ardently desired by the management. These are mostly players on loan or little used, but who weigh heavily on OM’s finances. The Team looked at this blacklist which includes a name at the top: Kevin Strootman. The Dutch midfielder weighs enormously with his 500,000 euros salary, and his regular stays in Italy without imposing himself there hardly relieve Marseille in this file. One year from the end of his contract, he is still sent back to Serie A by Pablo Longoria, who just asks a club to recover part of his salary, knowing that Jorge Sampaoli does not count on him.
Finally an agreement for Alvaro
Among the other players returning to OM this summer, it’s not much better. Returned from Nice without seeing the Gym exercise its purchase option, Jordan Amavi recently extended until June 2025. Since then, it’s been a collapse and the Olympian leaders are looking for a way out, without it shuddering. A return to Nice, still on loan, is discussed. Same thing regarding Nemanja Radonjic, who will not have a second chance at OM. Only one departure will be completed, that ofAlvaro González, who was paid to do nothing in the second half of the season. Two years before the end of his contract, the Spanish defender is about to find an amicable agreement to officially leave OM, five months after deciding to stay in Spain without playing after yet another headache with Jorge Sampaoli. The undesirables are therefore pushed out at the start of the transfer window, and to make room for future recruits of Pablo Longoria.