The winter transfer window of Olympique de Marseille is likely to be lively. On the arrivals side, the Ruslan Malinovskyi track has recently cooled down. But yesterday, Igor Tudor made it clear that the Marseille club intended to strengthen, especially in the attacking sector. The Croatian coach swears it’s not a whim, but a collegial decision.
“It’s not a decision that comes from me. It’s a decision that we took together with the club, as we have always done. It is a factual question. If we no longer have three players who were there at the start of the season, it is normal that we need to recruit, to take quality players who are able to score. If we had been able to score a few more goals, we would have been in a better situation. »
Guendouzi has offers
But today, it is above all the departures department that is making a lot of noise. Gerson is still at the heart of intense negotiations with Flamengo, Isaak Touré is heading to Auxerre and the Chilean press has even mentioned a possible departure this winter or next summer of an Alexis Sanchez annoyed by the turn of the Olympian season. However, The Team dropped a bombshell this morning. As Tudor waits for recruits, he might see one of his incumbents packing up to everyone’s surprise.
Indeed, the sports daily reveals that Mattéo Guendouzi has concrete offers for this winter. The midfielder and its president Pablo Longoria were counting on a departure in the summer of 2023, but the situation has changed and the player must take stock with his leaders quickly. As a reminder, Guendouzi was recruited definitively by OM in exchange for ten million euros and his contract runs until 2025. It remains to be seen which clubs have positioned themselves.