OM leaders would not have given up on the idea of recruiting Darko Lazovic. Talks with Hellas Verona are reportedly continuing regarding his swap deal with Kevin Strootman. The Olympian club would also target two other reinforcements.
Journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reports that negotiations have resumed between Hellas Verona and OM, concerning Darko Lazovic. The Marseille leaders would make the Serb their priority for the left side: the player is renowned for his speed and his quality of crosses. Journalist Lazar van Parijs further claims that the Serb has a humble and altruistic character which would have no trouble adapting in the dressing room. And Igor Tudor knows him perfectly, given that he trained him last season.
The exchange with Strootman still in the pipes
Discussions are still reportedly about a possible trade with Kevin Strootman. The information is also confirmed by Fabrizio Romano. The Phocaeans would have in mind to conclude them quickly, while the Italian club would target Alessandro Cortinovis to replace him: the midfielder could be loaned by Atalanta.
In today’s edition, Provence gives some elements on the strategy developed by the leaders for the rest of the transfer window. The Marseille club would still consider one or two recruits, in addition to the Serbian side. Pablo Longoria could bring in a defensive midfielder and a more attacking player in the coming days. It remains to be seen if he will opt for targets that have been relayed by the media or if there will be any surprises. In Italy, OM are notably linked to Jordan Veretout, whom AS Roma wishes to transfer. However, the case seems expensive.
As a reminder, the Olympians’ next friendly match is scheduled against Middlesbrough on Friday (8:00 p.m.). It should be an opportunity for Igor Tudor to line up some of the new recruits: the arrivals of Luis Suarez, Jonathan Clauss, Chancel Mbemba and Ruben Blanco have been formalized in recent days.
Olympique Marseille and Verona are in direct contact to resolve key details of Darko Lazović-Kevin Strootman swap deal. Negotiations still ongoing, not collapsed as of now. 🚨🔵 #OM
Talks will continue in the next hours as OM really want Lazović.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 21, 2022