“Supervision of the wage bill and transfer allowances. “ Friday evening, the National Control and Management Department decided to keep an eye on the finances of Olympique de Marseille, which has set the transfer window on fire in recent days like Paris Saint-Germain. The Marseille formation has indeed already recruited Gerson, Konrad de la Fuente and Leonardo Balerdi, but it does not intend to stop there. Can the decision of the DNCG destroy everything? Not necessarily, but each transfer will be closely monitored. And that’s pretty good because in Marseille, two players are expected in the next few hours.
Tracked by the Olympian club for several days to compete with Steve Mandanda for the goalkeeper position, Pau Lopez seemed reluctant to come to France, especially concerning his family. The arrival of Pau Lopez to OM had therefore taken a lead in the wing in recent hours but he makes believe that the last arguments presented were enough to dispel his fears because according to Sky Sport Italia, he would have finally said yes to the Olympique de Marseille. The 26-year-old doorman should therefore be loaned out in the coming days with a purchase option set at around € 15 million.
Cengiz Ünder will also come
But then what made the difference in this operation? The transalpine media simply states that Jorge Sampaoli made a phone call to the main concerned to change his mind and praise him for the Marseille training. A call that convinced the Spanish international (2 selections). Conversely, the Argentinian technician did not have to pick up his phone to call the Turkish Cengiz Ünder. Because in addition to the arrival of Pau Lopez, OM will be loaned to the 23-year-old winger.
Sky Italia explains at the same time that the player loaned to Leicester City this season will also settle down in Marseille, with a purchase option of around 12 million euros, although some details are still to be settled. Information confirmed by RMC Sport. The latter even suggests that medical visits are scheduled for next week. While José Mourinho landed in the Italian capital a few hours ago, Pau Lopez and Cengiz Ünder will only meet the Portuguese coach. Maybe to find him next June, or not.