Part of the Marseille locker room, Mattéo Guendouzi is the subject of a serious approach from a Premier League club. Aston Villa fits this profile the most. OM are faced with a dilemma, should they sell Guendouzi this winter?
OM started 2023 with strong sporting ambitions. This was quickly confirmed at the start of the winter transfer window. The Marseille club has achieved a tour de force by recruiting the Ukrainian Ruslan Malinovskyi, on loan, at Atalanta Bergamo. What seriously reinforce its midfield and have a more conquering face in Ligue 1. Active in the field of purchases, will Marseille do the same in terms of sales? Admittedly, Gerson went back to Flamengo but Pablo Longoria did not consider parting with a locker room manager. The President of Olympian will have to prove it quickly since Mattéo Guendouzi is ardently coveted.
Serious approach for Guendouzi, Villa suspected
The information was revealed by the newspaper L’Equipe on Tuesday. Mattéo Guendouzi was the subject of a concrete approach from a Premier League team last December. The offer would be interesting enough to make the French international and perhaps OM think. However, the Marseille club has not yet been approached by this mysterious club whose name has not filtered. One team emerges as most likely to fit the profile, Aston Villa. 11th in the Premier League, the Villans will be aggressive in the transfer window with the approval of their manager Unai Emery.
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The Spaniard, who arrived in October 2022, knows Guendouzi well for having trained him at Arsenal from 2018 to 2020. The two men like and respect each other a lot, which is less the case for the player with Igor Tudor. In addition, Guendouzi would find his former partner at OM Boubacar Kamara in the midfield of Aston Villa. Still, OM have the last word in the matter, owning the player under contract until 2025. It would be hard to imagine Longoria letting Guendouzi go, a holder who has been widely used by Tudor since his arrival. Nevertheless, the Marseillais still have gaps, especially in the center forward position, and fresh money would not be too much …