Loaned by OM to the Spanish club Elche, Dario Benedetto knows that his future will be written away from La Canebière. The Argentinian did not convince as a striker at OM and intends to find Boca Juniors. The club too, but not under any conditions.
Dario Benedetto arrived from Argentina in August 2019 in Marseille, described as an efficient striker, full of grinta and passion. But the marriage with OM and the Stade Vélodrome did not go as planned. Author of 17 goals in 71 matches with the Olympians, Benedetto has known the bench more and more often during his Marseille adventure. Logically, Marseille preferred to lend it this season to Elche in Spain. With the club at the bottom of the La Liga standings, he has scored twice in 16 appearances in all competitions. Disappointing as the feeling that the Argentine must feel about his situation. So, as Boca Juniors urge his return, it is clear that Benedetto should not be dragging his feet in Europe.
Boca wants Benedetto but the file remains complicated
For several days, Boca Juniors has been active on the Benedetto file. According to the local newspaper La Nacion, the Buenos Aires club have already contacted OM to bring their former striker home. But, nothing is settled because the transfer promises to be expensive and therefore difficult for the Argentines as confirmed by one of the leaders, Jorge Bermúdez, who nevertheless confirmed Boca’s interest in his former striker.
« We are working day after day, minute after minute, we know and we are clear that Benedetto would be a huge addition to the team, he would bring a lot. The club makes the effort (to get it back). It’s not easy, we are going to fight seriously, we are not going to say anything outside of reality. We are very excited. It is a big economic blow. The French club (OM) paid nearly 18 million for Pipa. Boca must find the tools to make it happen. It all depends on how the negotiation develops and ends. We are studying all possible alternatives. The work of the player’s representative is also ongoing. The parties must come to an agreement and agree on the value of the transaction. It is not easy “, He told Argentinian media TyC Sports. Bermudez is aware that the fate of this operation is in the hands of OM, the Marseillais who do not intend to sell their attacker so far.