Like every evening, FCM offers you the 3 OM news of the day! On the program this Monday: Longoria reacts to the statements of Saliba, a surprise club thoroughly on Payet, Lyon will sign a Marseille track.
Mercato OM: Longoria’s feelings on William Saliba’s statements
This Sunday, William Saliba said he wanted to show Arsenal his true colors. For Pablo Longoria, this does not change anything. He absolutely wants to keep it!
Author of an incredible season with OM, William Saliba is not guaranteed to stay next season. Loaned without an option to buy by Arsenal, he would like to return to the Gunners to show them his true face as he explained to Téléfoot.
However, according to La Provence, this declaration would not change anything in the desires of Pablo Longoria. Instead of cooling him down in this case, the words of the French central defender do not make the Marseille president flinch who still wants to keep him. He is one of the priorities of this transfer window for Longoria.
At Arsenal, I played zero matches and I still want to show them my true face — Saliba
The French international had shown his desire to stay in Marseille in order to play in the Champions League. At the microphone of Téléfoot, he clearly says that he wants to prove to the Gunners that he has the quality to evolve in this workforce.
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“If there was one word to qualify the season? Surprising.. or magical. This is my first full season. I wanted to show who I really am. It’s a very positive assessment and really I’m very happy with my season. I was a little apprehensive because, well, Marseille when you have an eye from the outside, you say: ‘Ah yeah, that’s good, but it’s make or break’ And that’s why I had this little lump in your stomach saying to me: ‘There you go to a club and you mustn’t laugh, you mustn’t have fun, you must play every game to the fullest.’ It’s like I stayed for at least 2-3 years, it’s really special. Even if I don’t come back to Marseille, I will never forget. Thanks to OM, I took a big step in my career and it was they who boosted me (…) I belong to Arsenal, I still have two years left. I would be back with Arsenal. I played zero matches and I still want to show them my true face and have the chance to play for these supporters and this great club. But it’s not just up to me. In any case, leaving like that would be a shame. » William Saliba – Source: Telefoot (05/06/22)
“It’s as if I stayed at least 2-3 years, it’s really special. Even if I don’t come back to Marseille, I will never forget. Thanks to OM, I took a big step in my career and it was they who boosted me. »
— Telefoot (@telefoot_TF1) June 5, 2022
Mercato OM: A surprise club wants Payet and would be confident to get there!
The transfer window has only just begun and the proposals are beginning to multiply. According to Footmercato, an amazing club would have come to the information for Dimitri Payet. Indeed, the Mexican club Tigres, who had already recruited Florian Thauvin and André-Pierre Gignac on the side of OM would like to repeat the experience with the Marseille number 10.
This is quite surprising news that has fallen. Dimitri Payet, OM’s star player is being tracked by the Mexican club Tigres. Author of a very good season by scoring 12 goals and 10 assists in Ligue 1. True metronome of the Olympian club, the one who has worn the armband almost all year, still has two years of contract with OM.
From the top of his 35 years, the best European clubs do not logically jostle for him. A top-level player, Payet has proven that he can play the best competitions, like at West Ham when he floated in the Premier League. Whoever announced his love for Marseille, for the Olympian club should logically not leave OM unless he lets himself be seduced by an exotic destination where the French have walked like his former teammate Gignac, a real legend of the Mexican championship.
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🔵 The Tigres de Monterrey want Payet and would be confident to get there, after the successes Gignac and Thauvin.
– RMC Sport (@RMCsport) June 6, 2022
A more than comfortable salary!
According to the media El Futbolero, and according to information from the local radio of Monterrey RG La Deportiva, the Monterrey Tigers club would have set its sights on the Marseille playmaker. The Mexican club already have two Frenchmen and former Marseilles in their team, Thauvin and Gignac, whom they managed to convince to leave Europe to join them. However, it is unknown if this information is a real lead or if it is a name that came out without further information. But in any case financially, the Tigers are confident in this file.
The Mexican team finished second in the last closing championship crowned with a playoff semi-final. However, signing Payet and convincing him to join them would entail sacrifices, including parting ways with Thauvin. The media believe that the right winger would not have convinced everyone in Monterrey and in the event of interesting offers, the Mexican leaders would show him the way out. Marseille leaders will therefore have to deal with this fierce interest in Payet, to see now what the Marseille number 10 will do.
Mercato OM: Aulas grills Longoria on this Ligue 2 player!
A time tracked by OM, Johann Lepenant should head for Lyon, where he will sign in the coming days. The operation could be concluded for an amount of around 6 million euros, not counting any bonuses.
According to information confirmed by L’Équipe, Johann Lepenant will commit to Lyon. The midfielder from Stade Malherbe de Caen would have agreed with the leaders on a contract until June 2027. His transfer should bring in 6 million euros, plus any bonuses. The agreement between the two clubs has been reached and the defensive midfielder’s contract will have to be provided with a percentage on resale. Aged 19, Lepenant was followed by many clubs in France, including OM and AS Monaco, who would have liked to overtake Lyon, long in the lead on this issue. One thing is almost certain, Johann Lepenant should discover Ligue 1 next season, he who had made a decisive pass in Ligue 2 with Caen.
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TEAM INFO. Young Caen midfielder Johann Lepenant (19), a priority for Lyon leaders for several months, will join OL for the next five seasons. https://t.co/0J5GVtmcUe pic.twitter.com/ECgedoaK2f
— THE TEAM (@theteam) June 5, 2022
The defensive midfielder was long tracked by the club by Monaco to replace Tchouaméni who was about to leave for Real Madrid. OM saw Lepenant as the perfect replacement for Boubacar Kamara. Playing as a defensive midfielder, but still able to move a notch higher in the field, Johann Lepenant had only one year left on his contract and would have been recruited at a lower cost, which would have been perfect for the finances for the club.