Luis Henrique has been in Brazil for several weeks and there is no news of his transfer. After Pablo Longoria detailed the outcome of this file at a press conference, L’Equipe provides some details.
Olympique de Marseille will have to part ways with Luis Henrique. The Brazilian striker has never really managed to win in Ligue 1 and should return to the championship where he started with Botafogo.
Pablo Longoria was asked about this at a press conference. The president claimed that the negotiations with his former club were in the final stages after several weeks where the player remained after his holidays in Brazil.
“We are in the final part of the negotiations with Botafogo, explains Longoria. We are looking to make a loan with compulsory purchase obligation subject to the performance of the player and the club. Pablo Longoria – Source: Press conference (07/19/22)
Luis Henrique must play a certain number of matches
L’Equipe details this Wednesday the offer of Botafogo. The Brazilian club would indeed claim a loan with an option to buy. The latter would be activated if Luis Henrique plays a significant number of matches in the season.
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However, the number has yet to leak. As well as for the sum of this purchase option. Flamengo, FC Nantes or even Torino tried to recover Luis Henrique before Botafogo no longer advanced on the file.
Whether it’s Longoria or Ribalta, to make the transfer window, it’s great – Grégoire
“Pablo Longoria considers Javier Ribalta to be one of his references in football, he said in an interview in Provence in December 2020. A reference with Fabio Paratici the former sports director of Juventus, today of Tottenham. Ribalta is his friend, I think he surrounds himself, he has improved his close guard, I think Ribalta will take care of sales in particular. We have seen that he is already very active on the Luis Henrique file at Torino with his Italian networks, because we have to get out of the players, I think he will relieve Longoria of certain tasks but afterwards in the profile indeed we’re on something quite similar, focused on Longoria, but maybe Longoria thinks he has a lot to do as president, he doesn’t really like that, interviews, meetings with Benoît Payan, rent is not his favorite area. Longoria thinks that Ribalta could come back to the heart of the work like the architecture of the deals, stuff like that. Personally I think it’s modern football. I compare Longoria to Luis Campos (technical director of PSG) and Ribalta is a bit like that too, they have their qualities and their faults. Their qualities are that they will bet sometimes on a player who is going to have an explosion, on a very great talent, besides that, they are managers of the new generation who work a lot with mandates, with always the same agents with commissions, it’s the Campos side in Lille, we saw it with the transfer of Victor Osimhen where there are things poorly explained. In my opinion, there are good and bad sides, I do not judge that, I just say that it corresponds to modern football. But, whether it’s Longoria or Ribalta, to make the transfer window, it’s great, they are specialists but there are good and bad sides. » Mathieu Gregoire – Source: Marseille Football Club (06/27/2022)