While the transfer of Konrad De La Fuente was formalized on Tuesday, Olympique de Marseille is active behind the scenes to move forward in its transfer window. Marseille’s management has its work cut out for it because it has to make one or more juicy sales, while recruiting massively in order to compensate for the loan returns of several elements.
And this summer, OM will cross paths with Benfica on several occasions. The two clubs should first sit down and negotiate the future of Nemanja Radonjic. Loaned to Hertha Berlin last season, the 25-year-old Serbian winger did not particularly shine in the Bundesliga (13 matches, 1 goal, 2 assists), but he seems to be enjoying himself in the German capital.
The only concern is that Hertha did not want to pay the € 11.5 million purchase option and keeps asking for a discount. Would OM be ready to grant a discount? In today’s edition, Record announces in any case that a new courtier has appeared: Benfica. The Aguias have been following the Serbian for over a year and Jorge Jesus has given his approval for his recruitment.
Benfica has a trump card up its sleeve for Guendouzi
Informed of the Lisbon interest, the Marseille club has however informed the Lusitanians that it will be necessary to sign a check of at least 10 M € to recruit an element under contract until 2023. Will Benfica move to the action ? Perhaps after settling the case of Mattéo Guendouzi (22 years old). Loaned to Hertha, the Arsenal player is courted by OM and the Gunners are clearly willing to sell him.
But while we revealed to you that the French midfielder had reached an agreement with the Phocaeans, O Jogo announces that Benfica could win the day thanks to… Nuno Tavares. The 21-year-old Portuguese full-back is very popular with Arsenal. You will understand, the English and the Portuguese will be able to negotiate a possible crossover between the two players estimated respectively between 15 and 20 M € by their club.