At a time when Olympique de Marseille is seeking to sell some of its players (Boubacar Kamara or Duje Caleta-Car for example) to replenish its funds, the Brazilian media have surprised everyone by announcing a pronounced interest of the Marseille club for Flamengo’s young midfielder Gerson. Better than that. Aged 23, the native of Belford Roxo passed by Fluminense, AS Roma and Fiorentina would have been the subject of an offer from the Marseillais. Indeed, a check for 25 M € would have left the South of France to Rio de Janeiro. Vice-president of Mengão, Marcos Bras did not confirm the Marseille offer, but he admitted that there was indeed a Marseille interest in this midfielder, elegant relay with the ball, physical and capable of quickly projecting himself towards the before.
“Monday or Tuesday maybe, we’ll see to talk. They know what Flamengo is, they know that recruiting a Flamengo player is difficult. (…) Just by education, Bruno (Bruno Spindel, executive director of the club, Editor’s note) like me must speak with other clubs, in Europe or around the world. We listen to everyone. This is the market. It’s our duty to talk to people, that’s part of the job. “
Flamengo wants more for Gerson
For his part, the player’s father did not try to force anything. “Nobody expected this pandemic, but our relationship with the club is very good. We are quiet. We are happy at Flamengo and everything is going well. Gerson is happy and will give everything for the club, as always ”, he told Brazilian media Torcedores.com.
A media which announces, however, that the reigning Brazilian champion is very greedy with OM. Thus, the offer of 25 M € transmitted by the Olympians was rather well received, but the Cariocas want more! Clearly, the club hopes to recover € 30m and keep 20% of the player’s rights, in case Gerson, author of 3 assists and a goal in 34 Brazilian league games this season, finally blazes in Europe. OM is warned.