It’s official since the day before yesterday. Trained at FC Barcelona, Konrad de la Fuente (19) will live his first experience in France, on the side of Olympique de Marseille. Recruited in exchange for € 3 million (+ 50% on resale), the young American international (1 selection) gave his first interview to club media. ” I am very happy. I worked very hard to get to this level. I hope to be up to this opportunity. I can’t wait to play. OM is one of the biggest clubs in France and Europe. I know its prestigious history, and I hope to help the club achieve its goals. “
So much for the traditional presentation speech of the Marseille recruit who then explained the reasons for his choice. “Because it’s a great club that also knows how to give young players a chance. Many great players made their debuts in Marseille. I hope to be able to follow in their footsteps ” he said, before giving the names of his Marseille idols. “Didier Drogba, Samir Nasri, Franck Ribéry and of course Dimitri Payet. It’s huge to wear the same jersey as them! Since I was little, I’ve been trying to play like them, in one-on-one duels, in the passes. Ribéry is one of my favorite players. “
De la Fuente knows Drogba, Nasri and Ribéry
In Marseille, de la Fuente will therefore have the opportunity to launch his career after three seasons with the reserve team of FC Barcelona. A golden opportunity for a player whose goal is to be part of the USA team at the next World Cup in Qatar. “Yes, I talked about it with a few friends. They are very happy for me. We all know OM’s reputation. They think it will help me improve and gain experience. “
Happy with his choice, the former Blaugrana then spoke of his profile as a blasting winger. “I do everything to create chances, to score or pass to my teammates, to help my team win. In fact, my favorite players are playing on the wings. When I was younger, I tried to play like them. I think I was inspired by their style. “ Make way for the field now!