OM has been accelerating for a few days on the transfer market. Pol Lirola is about to leave the Marseille club.
Loaned to OM in 2021 then bought a few months later for 6.5 million euros, plus 6.5 million euros in bonuses at Fiorentina, Pol Lirola no longer convinces many people. However, his first appearances in the Marseille jersey impressed. But the Spaniard did not seem to be able to digest his transfer to OM, he who signed a 5-year lease there. Lirola is no longer necessarily part of Marseille’s plans. In this second part of the summer transfer window, the Phocaeans want to make sales. Lirola is estimated at 10 million euros by OM. But the suitors do not run the streets and a loan with an option to buy is often desired. This is what Southampton hopes to achieve.
A Premier League lead for Lirola
🚨 Southampton discusses with OM for Pol Lirola.
A loan with an option to purchase is under consideration.
– News Foot (@ActuFoot_) August 5, 2022
According to information from Sacha Tavolieri, the Saints are interested in recruiting Pol Lirola. But the English club does not want to align the 10 million euros requested by OM to let go of the 24-year-old Spaniard. Southampton intends to offer a loan with option to buy to the Marseillais instead. An option not necessarily desired by the management of OM, even if common ground is possible. Note that Pol Lirola is not the only player Marseille wants to get rid of. This is also the case of Cédric Bakambu. The Congolese is apparently on the same wavelength, he who is courted in Turkey. Also, Bamba Dieng is not sure to continue at OM. Despite his desire to stay and impose himself, Igor Tudor still pushes to see him go. Especially since Alexis Sanchez should soon be announced as a future recruit by the Marseille management. A climate not necessarily easy for some players in the Marseille workforce, while a day of Ligue 1 will be played this Sunday evening against Stade de Reims.