William Saliba’s future is very uncertain after the end of the season. Loaned to OM without an option to buy by Arsenal, the 21-year-old Frenchman is due to return to the Gunners this summer. But eager to continue the adventure with Marseille, especially in the event of qualification for the next edition of the Champions League, William Saliba multiplies the declarations of love for the Marseille club, in the hope that Arsenal will let him return to Provence. next season.
On the set of The Channel The Teamjournalist Karim Bennani revealed the information he had on the future of the former AS Saint-Etienne and OGC Nice defender: “Marseille today, as we speak, cannot afford to put 30 million euros on (William) Saliba. The ideal for OM, and I think it is currently being negotiated, would be to negotiate a mandatory purchase option above 30 million euros, but at the end of next season. A second loan for a second year. This is a situation that is currently being studied at OM. I know (Pablo) Longoria talks a lot with Arsenal about this.
The Spanish president of Marseille would therefore have entered into negotiations with the Gunners about William Saliba, with a view to being loaned the neo-French international once again, this time with an option to buy. According to information from journalist Ekrem Konur, which overlaps with that of Karim Bennani, Arsenal have set the price for the Frenchman at 30 million euros. Evaluated by the specialized site Transfermarkt at 24 million euros, William Saliba had been recruited for 6 more in 2019, at ASSE. But never used by Mikel Arteta, the Gunners coach, the defender was loaned successively to the Greens then to Nice, and finally to Marseille, where the player flourished (50 games in all competitions this season). To the point of attracting covetousness, in particular those of the Italian club AC Milan. Enough to urge Pablo Longoria to reach an agreement with Arsenal.