Olympique de Marseille wants new blood. Back in the Champions League this 2022-23 season, Olympique de Marseille wants to make a good impression. To succeed in this mission and why not create the feat, the residents of the Orange Vélodrome will need reinforcements, especially in attack. And for this position precisely, Jorge Sampaoli already has a name in mind according to Sky Italia. That of Luis Muriel.
At 31, the Colombian has many qualities and solid experience, having passed through Udinese, Sampdoria and Seville. For three years now, he has been the delight of Atalanta Bergamo. A club where he appeared 39 times in all competitions this season, including 23 times as a starter. Time for him to score 14 goals and deliver 10 assists. Seduced by his profile, OM therefore took the temperature. The Marseillais hope to succeed this nice shot.
Atalanta wants at least 15 million euros
And they believe in it since the player is coming to the end of his contract in a year, i.e. in June 2023. This Thursday, the Gazzetta dello Sport also explains that Luis Muriel could be tempted by the Marseille project. But Pablo Longoria will still have to work miracles to get his hands on him. The Italian publication indicates that the DEA has set its price at a minimum of 15 million euros. Not to mention any bonuses. An amount that seems high for OM, which has not yet received the green light from the DNCG.
Another major obstacle: Gian Piero Gasperini does not want him to leave this summer. The coach would keep him well, he is the luxury joker who scores impossible goals. Finally, the Phocaeans will have to deal with the competition. Indeed, the gazzetta recalls that Juventus is also thinking of him and has attempted an exchange with Moïse Kean. But this operation has failed for the moment, since Kean’s salary (3 million euros) is too high for the DEA. OM are therefore warned, they will have to hang on for Luis Muriel.