OM: Luan Peres, the Sampaoli soldier slams the door

Jorge Sampaoli’s basic man at OM last season, Luan Peres will leave the club to everyone’s surprise, a year after his arrival.

A surprise departure is about to be finalized at Olympique de Marseille. Jorge Sampaoli’s soldier in Marseille, Luan Peres is about to leave. According to information from Foot Mercato, confirmed by the newspaper L’Equipe, the Brazilian defender is Fenerbahçe’s priority. Insofar as OM recruited Chancel Mbemba, Isaak Touré and Samuel Gigot in the defensive sector, Marseille president Pablo Longoria could not resist the temptation to accept the Turkish club’s offer for Luan Peres. A way to take a step towards Frank McCourt, who is putting more and more pressure on his president in order to obtain sales. At this stage, the price of the transfer of Luan Peres to Fenerbahçe has not filtered.

Luan Peres on his way to Turkey

But in all likelihood, it is a great financial operation that Olympique de Marseille will carry out during this summer transfer window. Indeed, a nice added value is expected, OM having recruited Luan Peres for only 4 million euros a year ago. Indisputable holder of Jorge Sampaoli, the Brazilian had left Santos to evolve under the orders of the Argentinian technician. The latter having left Olympique de Marseille at the start of the preparation, Luan Peres made the choice to leave. Author of 50 games in just one season under the colors of OM, he will in any case leave good memories among Marseille supporters. Because despite technical and speed limits, the 1m90 left-hander has always adopted impeccable behavior and delivered very good matches, whether in central defense or more often in the left lane. If he was unable to evolve as a piston in the device of Igor Tudor, he would undoubtedly have been very comfortable at the post of central left. A position that will obviously be reserved for Isaak Touré at OM next season.

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