Small arrangements with friends. This summer 2021, Pablo Longoria intends to use his famous address book. And the president of Olympique de Marseille will use the direct line he has at FC Barcelona, the one that links him to Mateu Alemany. Director of football within the azulgrana club, the latter knows Longoria perfectly since the two men worked together at FC Valence. And they’ve always kept a bond and a good relationship.
Recently, the Longoria-Alemany duo spoke about Konrad de la Fuente. It’s no secret that the 19-year-old winger, under contract until June 2022 at Barça, is very popular with the Olympians. The two teams are already negotiating a transfer in the amount of € 5 million, with a buyback option for Culés according to Sport. A file on the right track, therefore, but which should not be the only one between the two friendly clubs.
OM want to shop at Barça
Indeed, Sport explains this Tuesday that other elements of FC Barcelona are of interest to the residents of the Orange Vélodrome during this summer transfer window. We find Samuel Umtiti (27 years old). Barred by competition, the 2018 world champion, who was not spared by injuries, is not part of the Barcelona’s plans. Culés who especially want to save their salary of € 1 million per month. Recently, Mundo Deportivo indicated that Umtiti could be released from his last two years of contract. The French defender has the advantage of knowing L1 well, he who has played at OL.
It remains to be seen if the native of Yaoundé would be ready to move on to the other Olympic. Sport specifies that Barça would be ready to make an effort in this matter. OM would also have an eye on Alex Collado (22), a member of the reserve team. Arrived in U11, this versatile attacking mid-winger has Barça DNA. He made two appearances with the pro group. If OM is therefore looking at these two players, Sport adds that Philippe Coutinho, announced in the Marseille viewfinder, is financially out of reach. Let it be said, Pablo Longoria intends to take advantage of his good relations with Barça to make a few hits this summer.