Mattéo Guendouzi, who has become a substitute for OM in this second part of the season, could leave the Marseille club this summer, while England is making eyes at him.
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This Sunday, the international midfielder (7 selections) stopped in front of the press, to discuss his future in Marseille. The 24-year-old, who recalled that the most important thing was the team and “[notre] common goal of going for the Champions League”said he was delighted to “find some playing time” (the Frenchman started against Angers), after difficult weeks. “Very happy” on the Canebière, Mattéo Guendouzi confirmed “give everything for the club”while waiting “this summer” to decide on their future.
The Hammers, Magpies or Villans?
The Premier League is very attentive to the situation of the central midfielder, who passed through Arsenal between 2018 and 2022. His former coach at the Gunners, Unai Emery, wants to attract him to Aston Villa, the 8th in the English championship, where flourishes the former Marseillais Boubacar Kamara (24 appearances).
A little further up the rankings, West Ham (15th) is also thinking of Mattéo Guendouzi, in particular with a view to replacing his captain on departure, the Englishman Declan Rice, ardently courted by Arsenal and Chelsea. Better positioned in the standings (3rd), Newcastle United could have an advantage in the case, with the stamp brought by the Champions League.
Tottenham step into the race
According to information published on Twitter by Mohamed Toubache-Ter, another formation insistently follows the 24-year-old Frenchman. This is Tottenham. The English club, which faced OM in the Champions League this season, made Mattéo Guendouzi a target for the next summer transfer window.
Tottenham desire @MatteoGuendouzi.
Newcastle have not given up but Aston Villa have 2 major advantages in the person of Unai Emery & de @boubaKamara_4.
Olympique de Marseille is hoping for €32 million, bonus included!! #IN REGARDS TO #JOYS #AVFC
— Mohamed TOUBACHE-TER (@MohamedTERParis) May 16, 2023
Probably aware of such interests, OM have set the price of their midfielder at 32 million euros, including bonuses. Not enough, a priori, to scare Premier League clubs. Currently, Mattéo Guendouzi is under contract until June 2025, with a value of 25 million euros dixit Transfer market.