Among the potential starters during the winter transfer window, Alvaro Gonzalez is in pole position at Olympique de Marseille.
After the departure of Jordan Amavi in Nice, will Marseille President Pablo Longoria negotiate the departure of another of his defenders in a Ligue 1 club? To everyone’s surprise, the scenario could well repeat itself, this time with Alvaro Gonzalez. Taulier under André Villas-Boas, the Spanish defender is no more than a luxury replacement in the eyes of Jorge Sampaoli, who prefers the three holders Duje Caleta-Car, William Saliba and Luan Peres but also the young Leonardo Balerdi in defense . Courted by Strasbourg, Valence and Saint-Etienne, Alvaro is also a target of the Girondins de Bordeaux. According to information from Foot Mercato, it is even more than that in Aquitaine since the media reveals that Alvaro is the top priority of the Girondins during this winter transfer window.
Alvaro not hot to sign for Bordeaux?
Oh yes??? Thanks😂 https://t.co/meR4cjc9BW
– Álvaro González (@AlvaroGonzalez_) January 3, 2022
Bordeaux, which is in the process of cleaning up internally to reduce its payroll while getting rid of some unwanted players, is determined to initiate the second in the Alvaro Gonzalez file. According to an internal source at the Girondins de Bordeaux, contact was established between the entourage of the defender of Olympique de Marseille and the club with the scapular, just a few days after the Marseille victory in Girondine lands on the 20th day of Ligue 1 To date, the terms of the possible signing of Alvaro in Bordeaux are not known. A priori, Marseille would not be opposed to a loan with an option to buy for its defender, under contract until June 2024. But a major element could block the operation: the consent of the player. According to the first echoes, Alvaro Gonzalez was not at all hot to leave Marseille. Only an offer from FC Valencia, which courted him in Spain, could make him change his mind. Suffice to say that in this case, the Girondins start with a serious handicap. But the club chaired by Gérard Lopez is determined to try to the end to offer a reinforcement of experience in defense.