Brasil. Olympique de Marseille have their eyes riveted on the country five times world champion at the start of the transfer window. The Phocéens still hope to convince Gerson (24) to join them. If the discussions are still open with Flamengo, they drag on, leaving room for doubt and a possible turnaround, even if optimism seems to be in order among all parties involved to believe it. O Globoesporte.
The Olympians have indeed made great efforts on the economic front to convince the relay medium, with a five-year contract, a net salary nearly five times higher than what he currently receives in the country and even benefits in kind ( a car according to the latest indiscretions of UOL Esporte). However, governing is planning, especially during a transfer window.
Sampaoli knows him very well
So, Pablo Longoria and Jorge Sampaoli try to counter a possible failure in this case by studying a plan B, still in Serie A. According to Launch!, this is Patrick de Paula (21 years old). This box-to-box midfielder was revealed last year (27 appearances in the league, 3 achievements), during the conquest of the Copa Libertadores in particular. Sampaoli knows it inside out because, at the end of 2019, he had long negotiated with Palmeiras to take the destiny of the first team in hand.
OM also since it was on the list of Longoria, then sporting director. The powerful left-hander, under contract with Verdão until 2024 (release clause set at 100 M €), pleases other European teams, since Atlético de Madrid, champion of Spain, would also prepare a concrete offer to be offer it. According to the latest echoes in Brazil, Palmeiras could agree to negotiate from € 20 million. After welcoming Luis Henrique last summer from Botafogo, OM seems to have decided to dig into the Brazilian sector at full speed.