OM have a new reinforcement in defense with the signing of Jonathan Clauss, the right side. The 29-year-old French international arrives from RC Lens, who dropped him for 7.5 million euros, excluding bonuses.
OM welcome a French international. It’s now official: Jonathan Clauss leaves Racing Club de Lens and joins the Marseille club for a three-season contract. The man with four selections with the Blues had been designated as a priority for the position of right piston by Igor Tudor, the Marseille coach, used to playing with a system of three defenders.
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Pablo Longoria’s club put 7.5 million euros on the table, excluding bonuses, to obtain the transfer of Jonathan Clauss, who still had a year of contract with the RCL. Lens refused three offers from OM before giving the green light, where Clauss was immediately very enthusiastic about the idea of joining Marseille.
A meteoric progression since his arrival in Lens
Trained in Strasbourg, Jonathan Clauss has started training with Lens in recent days. He will have the opportunity to play in the Champions League this season, a competition he will discover, at 29 years old. Arrived in Lens in the summer of 2020 from Bielefeld, in the German second division, Clauss has continued to progress since.
In the space of two seasons under the orders of Franck Haise, Jonathan Clauss has proven to be one of the best players in his position in the French championship. For their part, OM continue to strengthen in defense after the arrivals of Chancel Mbemba, Isaak Touré and Samuel Gigot. In the offensive sector, the striker Luis Suarez, 24, has also joined the Canebière.
In recent weeks, Jonathan Clauss had been cited in particular at Atlético de Madrid or Manchester United. A few months before the World Cup in Qatar (November 21-December 18), the Frenchman will have to confirm his status if he wishes to be called up by Didier Deschamps for the world deadline.