OM have just struck a blow on the transfer market, snatching the signature of Jonathan Clauss, one of the revelations of RC Lens, which became international this season under the orders of Didier Deschamps. A hard-fought transfer which, on Sunday afternoon, seemed to be off to a bad start. Despite the obvious desire of the Olympian management to enlist him to provide a piston so much desired by Igor Tudor, it has long come up against the firmness of Lens. The northern club swore only by a transfer of 10 million euros, which made OM wince for a player soon to be 30 years old and who had only one year of contract left.
A transfer of 7.5 million euros
Despite this skepticism, Pablo Longoria continued to activate on Monday, from the start of the morning in order to reverse the trend. The Spanish President has been very active on this file, while, at the same time, he completed the transfer of Luis Suarez from Granada. The Colombian’s arrival was made official at 11:58 p.m. End of the day ? No, OM and Lens continued to discuss Clauss to finally reach common ground. They ended up finding him overnight on the basis of a transfer which, according to our information, would amount to 7.5 million euros plus bonuses. This Tuesday morning, everything was not yet completely closed and “a few details remained to be settled“, we said at the Robert Louis-Dreyfus center.
Expected this afternoon for the medical visit
But nothing likely to call into question the arrival of Clauss. So much so that he is expected in Marseille this afternoon in order to pass the medical examination prior to his commitment. And sign, in stride, his three-year contract in favor of OM, thus ending burning hours.