Marseille entered the race to sign Alexander Sorloth


Olympique de Marseille have reportedly entered the race to sign RB Leipzig forward Alexander Sorloth in this summer transfer window. 

After having a stellar season with the Turkish side Trabzonspor, the German side bought the Norwegian for around €20 million last summer. However, the deal didn’t go according to the plan. He could not replicate his performance in the Bundesliga, scoring only five goals in 29 league appearances. 

According to the recent reports, Marseille have reportedly entered the race to sign Sorloth along with AS Roma. However, having signed Tammy Abraham from Chelsea for around €40 million, it is highly unlikely that the Giallorossi will go for another forward as they already have Borja Mayoral at José Mourinho’s disposal. 

The Ligue 1 side are struggling with a proper number nine this season. Jorge Sampaoli currently doesn’t have a centre-forward, following the injury to Arkadiusz Milik. And Sampaoli is forced to utilize Dimitri Payet in an unfamiliar position. 

Marseille looking to sign Sorloth this summer:

Signing a new forward will provide enough alternatives to choose from for the Marseille manager. The Argentine boss likes to implement a back three system with two up front and the Norwegian could be a great addition alongside Milik. 

Sorloth will be an excellent acquisition for Marseille as the 25-year-old can be a perfect centre forward that Les Phoceens were looking for this summer. So, it will be interesting to see if Jorge Sampaoli’s side can make this deal happen or not. 

Following the disappointing starts from AS Monaco, Olympique Lyonnais and LOSC Lille, Marseille are the only team who might give a real title challenge to Paris Saint-Germain. Therefore, strengthening the squad with new signings will help Marseille to push PSG at the top. Nevertheless, they will be able to finish at least in the Champions League spot after struggling to finish in the top three in the past few seasons. 

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