The departure of Alvaro Gonzalez, which should have cost OM money as part of a termination, will ultimately bring in money for the Marseille club.
Since his appointment as president of the club in place of Jacques-Henri Eyraud, the much appreciated Pablo Longoria has achieved real miracles in the transfer window. But for the time being, it is only in the direction of arrivals that the Spaniard has distinguished himself with the recruitment of Gerson, Cengiz Ünder, Matteo Guendouzi or even the loans of Amine Harit and William Saliba. This summer, Pablo Longoria will also be expected by Frank McCourt on the sale of certain players in order to replenish the coffers of the Olympian club. In the departures department, the Alvaro Gonzalez case shook OM during the season. Sidelined by Jorge Sampaoli, the ex-Villarreal defender was heading for a contract termination with the Marseille club, which would have cost Olympique de Marseille a certain amount of money.
Alvaro, a transfer rather than a termination of contract!
But in its edition of the day, L’Equipe announces that ultimately, no termination of contract will be signed for Alvaro Gonzalez. And for good reason, the departure of the experienced Spanish defender will finally conclude in the form of a classic transfer to a Spanish club whose name has not yet filtered. A real feat on the part of Pablo Longoria, who initially had to pay to get rid of Alvaro Gonzalez and who goes against all odds to benefit from a transfer. Obviously, the sum will not be very large but that is not a big deal for Marseille, who will get rid of a player with an imposing salary (more than 200,000 euros per month) without paying a penny. A nice blow from Pablo Longoria, whose popularity rating with the supporters but especially with Frank McCourt will not decrease after having finalized this file. With the economy of this salary, Marseille will have a little more latitude on the transfer market. Which is crucial at a time when OM are closely following the tracks of Saliba, Harit, Bazoer or even Kluivert.