Igor Tudor could quickly welcome the Serbian Darko Lazovic to OM during the summer transfer window. The midfielder or left defender seems set to sign for Marseille and find his former coach from Hellas Verona. Kevin Strootman, who still belongs to the Marseille club, would be included in the deal.
Not necessarily convinced by Jordan Amavi, after a complicated season for the French in Nice, OM are looking for a new player capable of playing in the left lane. According to information from several italian media and of Foot Mercatothe Marseille club is working on the arrival of Darko Lazovic.
Negotiations with Hellas Verona are even likely to be concluded by the end of the week. Something to delight Igor Tudor who knows the 31-year-old Serb very well for having led him last season in Italy.
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Strootman in operation
The financial contours of the operation have not yet leaked for the player who has two years left on his contract, but Marseille seems well and truly on the way to completing a new reinforcement in the defensive field. And according to Gianluca Di MarzioKevin Strootman, who still belongs to OM, would be included in the deal.
Left midfielder and able to evolve lower, Darko Lazovic comes out of a successful season in Serie A with the Veneto club. In 34 league appearances, the Serb has scored one goal and provided seven assists.
Indisputable holder in Verona, the international with 24 caps occupied the role of left piston in the 3-4-2-1 set up by the Croatian technician. By recruiting one of his soldiers, Igor Tudor will add a player who masters his tactical plans and will not need long to integrate into OM.
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With him on the left and Jonathan Clauss on the right wing, Marseille will have two pistons capable of creating offensive situations by their quality of center.
From the top of his 206 league games in Italy and his ten European matches, Darko Lazovic will also bring more to this Olympian team in terms of experience. If in addition Pablo Longoria manages to negotiate such a recruitment at a reduced price, the Serb could be a nice surprise in Marseille.