Mattéo Guendouzi, midfielder of Arsenal is very close to the Olympique de Marseille. He is currently on loan for a season at Hertha BSC. Olympique de Marseille will play in the Europa League next season and wants to strengthen its squad. However, Olympique de Marseille is also interested in the midfielder Gerson from Flamengo. The budget for this Mercato is limited and Marseille will have to make a choice.
Negotiations with Jerson have already advanced a lot. It was the number one objective of Olympique de Marseille for this summer mercato. Gerson may be joined by Guendouzi to share the midfield position. This season, the international Espoirs participated in 24 games of Bundesliga.
Moreover, the assumptions seem to be confirmed. Everything has accelerated since the recent decision of Arsenal that concerns Mattéo Guendouzi. Arsenal has decided to put him back on the market. According to the leaders of the English club, the young player will no longer fit into the strategies of the club. Moreover, his loan at Hertha Berlin ends on June 30, 2022. Arsenal wants to avoid a free departure in a year. In case of transfer, arsenal to recover a nice sum from Olympique de Marseille.
Negociations with Guendouzi and Marseille have begun :
Arsenal is asking for about 20 million euros for Guendouzi. On the side of Marseille, the sale of Boubacar Kamara could allow to make this new purchase. However, Marseille has not yet taken action.
In addition to Gerson, OM has targeted Mattéo Guendouzi to fill the gaps left by Ntcham, Cuisance and possibly Kamara this summer. Marseille will have to recruit at least two players in the middle to fill the loan returns of Ntcham to Celtic Glasgow and Cuisance to Bayern Munich.
If the transfer were to happen, many Marseille fans would be very surprised. The profile of Guendouzi is sometimes debated. However, it is financially reassuring to see that Franck McCourt, owner of O.M. is ready to pay €20 million for Mattéo Guendouzi. Without forgetting the sum of 30 million euros for Gerson.
If the club is not ready to pay €50 million, it means that the Brazilian from Flamengo will not be recruited after all. Even if the negotiations with the players have already progressed well, nothing has been signed yet. Olympique de Marseille can still choose to recruit only Mattéo Guendouzi.
One thing is certain, Marseille will be more active than ever during the summer mercato. Its very offensive strategy on the transfer market differs from the method used by Jacques-Henri Eyraud and Andoni Zubizarreta in the past.
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