After having obtained his reinforcement in attack with Bakambu, Olympique de Marseille would like to recruit an offensive left side.
Jordan Amavi left OM for Nice during the first days of the winter transfer window and now Marseille management wants to replace him. Since the beginning of January, the name of Sead Kolasinac, at the end of his contract with Arsenal at the end of the season, has been circulating on the Marseille side. The Bosnian international is indeed targeted but according to information from RMC, it is not the priority of Jorge Sampaoli at the position of left-back. Indeed, the radio understands that the absolute dream of the OM coach is named Nicolas Tagliafico, the Argentine international from Ajax Amsterdam. Under contract with the Dutch club until June 2023, the one who evolved under the orders of Jorge Sampaoli with Argentina is no longer a full holder on the side of Ajax, a boon that Marseille would like to take advantage of.
Tagliafico, the last rêve of Sampaoli
🔄Jorge Sampaoli dreams of attracting Nicolas Tagliafico (29) to OM, the two men have good relations. The club has made a first approach, but can only offer a loan with an option to buy, in a complicated file. (RMC) #TeamOM pic.twitter.com/rKx6PnzKOy
– Guillaume Tarpi (@GuillaumeTarpi) January 13, 2022
The media explains that Nicolas Tagliafico is the ” heart stroke “ by Jorge Sampaoli, who submitted this idea to Pablo Longoria several weeks ago. The coach of Olympique de Marseille has a very good relationship with the side of Ajax Amsterdam, who will undoubtedly not be closed to the idea of joining Marseille. On the other hand, the game promises to be complicated for OM financially. And for good reason, Tagliafico remains an important and recognized player at Ajax Amsterdam and the timing is complicated insofar as the Dutch club are preparing to play a round of 16 in the Champions League against Benfica Lisbon. Above all, the competition will be tough for Olympique de Marseille. Indeed, some English clubs with financial means far superior to the Marseille club are also on the spot. In addition, OM will not be able to offer better than a loan with an option to buy, which may not be enough to convince Ajax to let go of its player this winter. Internally, it is nevertheless explained in Marseille that if the file cannot be concluded this winter, then Pablo Longoria will come back to the charge this summer. In six months, OM will perhaps be more in a position of strength because the player will have only one year of contract and one or two Marseille sales will give more financial power to Pablo Longoria …