No, Leonardo did not sign for Olympique de Marseille. Known for his appetite for recruits made in Serie A, the Brazilian is not the only one looking on the other side of the Alps. In Marseille, Pablo Longoria is also a fan of the Italian championship. Since he manages the transfer window of the Marseille club, the Spaniard has already gone to Italy several times.
Another South American playing in Serie A
Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli), Pol Lirola (Fiorentina), Pau Lopez (AS Roma), Cengiz Ünder (AS Roma): the list of reinforcements from the transalpine championship is long. And since this morning, a certain Javier Ribalta has been added to it. Former technical director of Parma, the Spaniard is announced as the future sports director of OM. And it’s not over !
Yesterday, the Italian media announced that the Argentinian of Inter Joaquin Correa liked Jorge Sampaoli a lot. Logical since El Pelado had him under his orders twice (Sevilla and in the national team). Better, a loan request was mentioned. Well this morning Sky Italia tells us that another offensive player has won over the Olympians: Luis Muriel.
It’s progressing with Bazoer
The 31-year-old Colombian has been playing at Atalanta since 2019. A luxury replacement with the Dea, the former Sevillian has scored 14 goals and provided 10 assists in 39 matches in all competitions. OM have made their request to Atalanta and there is no doubt that it is a transfer since the player has only one year left on his contract.
Finally, Provence tells us that the interest in the Dutch defender of Vitesse Arnheim Riechedly Bazoer (25 years old) is more than real. The local newspaper explains that the Phocaeans have been negotiating with the Batavian for about 15 days. Feyenoord are also in the game, but OM have already submitted a contract offer to the player. Proof that Longoria has prepared his move well.