Fourteen departures and eleven arrivals. Here is what Pablo Longoria promised to Marseille supporters during this summer transfer market in 2021. In terms of reinforcements, the residents of the Orange Vélodrome have already reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of Gerson. They are also negotiating the final arrivals of Pol Lirola and Leonardo Balerdi, already on loan last season.
The Olympians also plan to bring new blood in attack. Indeed, OM will no longer be able to count on Valère Germain, at the end of his contract on June 30. The Marseille club are also trying to part ways with Dario Benedetto. The latter could rebound in Elche. Jorge Sampaoli can however count on Arkadiusz Milik. Despite the requests, the door is for the moment closed for the Pole.
OM and Gameiro negotiated a two-year lease
In search of a number 9, able to play the liners of Milik, the Olympique de Marseille would be eyeing on the side of Spain and Valencia. A club that Pablo Longoria knows perfectly well, who has officiated there in the past. According to RMC Sport, the Marseillais would advance on the track leading to Kevin Gameiro. Under contract until June 30, 2021 with FC Valence, that is to say for another eight days, the 34-year-old French international is of great interest to the Phoenicians. And the interest is mutual.
The former PSG player would be seduced by the idea of joining Marseille. RMC specifies that the two parties are already negotiating and have mentioned a two-year contract. Courted by other teams of L1, the native of Senlis would be in advanced discussions with the club of Frank McCourt. Author of four goals and an assist in 27 appearances in all competitions this season (10 starts) with the dear club, Kevin Gameiro could therefore make his comeback in France, he who left in 2013.