OM: Marseille and ASSE get closer in the transfer window

Recruited for around 5 million euros last summer from Le Havre, Isaak Touré enjoys very little playing time with OM.

Barred by competition from Éric Bailly, Chancel Mbemba, Samuel Gigot, Leonardo Balerdi and even Sead Kolasinac, the U19 international of the French team played very little during the first part of the season with Olympique de Marseille. He had however been one of the attractions of the friendly matches on the side of the Marseille supporters, who had been impressed by his extraordinary stature and his power in the duels. Igor Tudor for his part believes that Isaak Touré is still missing a lot of things, especially from a tactical point of view, so that he can play regularly in Ligue 1. A six-month loan without a purchase option could thus be a good solution for the 18-year-old player as well as for Olympique de Marseille during this winter transfer window.

Saint-Etienne interested in loaning Touré

Red lantern of Ligue 2 after 15 days, Saint-Etienne would have expressed its interest in recovering Isaak Touré on loan according to information obtained by Jeunes Footeux. The media understands that the Greens absolutely want to strengthen their central defense during the winter transfer window and that with this in mind, the profile of Isaak Touré is very popular with Saint-Etienne decision-makers. For his part, Pablo Longoria will not be opposed to a loan from the former Le Havre, on condition that he does not assume the full salary of the latter during his loan to Saint-Etienne. It remains to be seen what will be the position of Isaak Touré, who could set himself the objective of winning at OM during the second half of the season. But reason should prevail in the entourage of the Marseille defender, where we are aware that the task will be all the more difficult as Marseille will not play in the European Cup during the second half of the season. For Igor Tudor, the opportunities to rotate will therefore be rare and Isaak Touré should not benefit from much more playing time than during the first six months.

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