While he has been approached by a dozen European clubs for next season, it is towards France and more precisely Marseille that Mattéo Guendouzi could evolve next season. Since his falling out with Mikel Arteta last season following Brighton’s clashes with Neil Maupay, something has broken between Arsenal and Matteo Guendouzi.
Become unwanted, the tricolor midfielder had an interesting season on the side of Hertha Berlin (24 matches, 2 goals, 3 assists) where he was loaned until the end of the 2020/2021 financial year. At the same time, Guendouzi has never followed up on the various requests that have reached him: Villarreal, Brighton, Valence CF or even Betis Sevilla. Will he be more sensitive to a solution from France?
Guendouzi is excited about the Marseille project
Last summer, we revealed to you that the profile of the international Espoirs (22 years old, 20 caps, 1 goal) was very popular with Marseille leaders. An interest that Pablo Longoria has again shown for next season. Indeed, despite a fracture of the metatarsus of the foot which will make him unavailable for three months, the former resident of Lorient is very popular with Olympian leaders. For several days, discussions between the different parties have accelerated. Indeed, OM made contact with the player’s entourage but also Arsenal.
So few encrypted elements have filtered out yet, it would be a dry transfer. Under contract until June 2023 with the Gunners, Guendouzi should therefore leave the London team again this summer. From English sources, we are indeed assured that optimism is in order within the French club regarding the arrival of the French this summer. Enthusiastic, Guendouzi has already spoken with Pablo Longoria and Jorge Sampaoli. Discussions that allowed him to understand that he would be at the center of the Marseille project. The Olympians have slowly but surely scored points in this file, which has been open for several weeks.