OM: Malinovsky and a mystery player, the transfer window is on fire!

The formalization of Gerson’s departure from Flamengo will allow OM to give a boost to their transfer window in the direction of arrivals.

Luis Suarez, Isaak Touré and Gerson have officially left Olympique de Marseille since the start of the winter transfer window. Suffice to say that Pablo Longoria is not idle, but for the President of Olympian, it is now high time to move on to arrivals. And for good reason, Igor Tudor is waiting for reinforcements because if overall, the departures of Luis Suarez and Isaak Touré do not really upset his plans, the departure of Gerson and the injury of Amine Harit change everything. From now on, the OM coach has only four offensive cartridges left (Dieng, Ünder, Payet, Sanchez) for three positions. It is therefore essential for Olympique de Marseille to strengthen in the offensive sector and according to La Provence, the trend is to recruit two players in attack. According to the Marseille daily, Pablo Longoria’s priority is still called Ruslan Malinovskyi.

Two recruits hoped for at OM this winter

At the end of his contract next June with Atalanta Bergamo, the Ukrainian playmaker has been tracked by OM for many months. In the last summer transfer window, he was already one of the Olympian targets and at the time, an exchange with Cengiz Ünder had been discussed… without the discussions ultimately succeeding. In the last straight line of the transfer window, seeing that it would be impossible to recruit Ruslan Malinovskyi, Pablo Longoria had activated his plan B by offering himself Amine Harit, who was having an excellent season before his serious injury in Monaco, a few days before his departure for the World Cup. Six months from the end of his contract in Bergamo, Ruslan Malinovskyi is accessible but the leaders of Atalanta remain greedy given the quality of the player. As a fine negotiator that he is, Pablo Longoria hopes to bend his Italian counterparts to grab a player whose profile was validated a long time ago by Igor Tudor.

A mystery player targeted by Pablo Longoria

As indicated elsewhere, Olympique de Marseille is looking for a successor to Gerson, but not only. Provence confirms that ideally, Pablo Longoria wants to recruit two players. One to compensate for the departure of the Brazilian to Flamengo and a second to compensate for the serious injury of Amine Harit, who will not play again this season. “The identity of the second targeted player has not yet filtered” indicates La Provence, for whom a surprise cannot be ruled out with the recruitment of a player whose name has never been mentioned. It now remains to be seen whether Pablo Longoria, who recovered nearly 15 million euros in the Gerson operation and 8 million euros with Luis Suarez (loaned with obligation to buy), will manage to recruit heavyweights to strengthen the sector. OM offensive. The big question is also whether Marseille will recruit two playmakers or if in addition to Ruslan Malinovskyi, Pablo Longoria wants to recruit a real center forward. The winter transfer window will in any case be eventful and it is only just beginning for the Phocaeans.

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