Mercato: Lazovic, the Strootman ball further complicates OM’s plans…

Initially expected Wednesday to complete his transfer to Olympique de Marseille, the left piston of Hellas Vrone Darko Lazovic did not finally fly. A setback linked to the integration of the Marseille midfielder Kevin Strootman in this operation.

Kevin Strootman, a complex departure from OM…

After the known failure on the priority track leading to the young talent of Arsenal Nuno Tavares, Olympique de Marseille quickly rebounded with an offensive launched on the left piston of Hellas Vrone Darko Lazovic.

Former player of the new Marseille coach Igor Tudor, the Serbian international found himself expected Marignane on Wednesday to complete his arrival with the reigning vice-champion of France.

Strootman blocks the deal…

But his plane never took off! Indeed, despite a jet chartered by OM, this flight was finally canceled at the last moment. Why such a turnaround? Because of Kevin Strootman! According to information from the daily L’Equipe on Thursday, the Dutch international, integrated into this transaction, did not manage to reach an agreement with the Italian club.

Ready to recover him, the recent 9th in Serie A does not intend to recruit him on too high salary conditions. For Marseille president Pablo Longoria, this is a major issue in order to permanently get rid of Strootman, under contract until June 2023 and whose salary is seriously weighing on Olympian finances.

A simple setback

Despite a deal temporarily blocked, this setback should not call into question the expected arrival of Lazovic at OM. The two teams have an agreement estimated at 4 million euros and the native of Cacak has given the green light for a future 3-year contract. Now all that remains is to convince Strootman to pack his bags…

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