Very little used this season at Benfica Lisbon, Nemanja Radonjic would like to end his loan this winter. The Portuguese club will surely see no problem there. On the other hand, Olympique de Marseille, to which the Serbian winger still belongs, may not reopen the door to him.
If Nemanja Radonjic is absent from Jorge Sampaoli’s squad, Olympique de Marseille is far from being rid of it. The Serbian winger remains under contract until 2023 and is only loaned to Benfica Lisbon, where his adventure is going very badly. Just take a look at his playing time as the former Roma player has only six appearances this season in all competitions, for just one goal.
Benfica will not keep Radonjic
The resignation of coach Jorge Jesus last week could have revived him. But since the appointment of Nelson Verissimo, who was in charge of the reserve team, Nemanja Radonjic has not been available due to an injury and a positive Covid-19 test. It’s hard to imagine a turnaround in these conditions. We can even already say that Benfica Lisbon will not exercise the option to buy its loan set at 8 million euros. The Marseillais undoubtedly understood it, hence his desire to pack his bags.
Indeed, the daily A Bola tells us that Nemanja Radonjic would like to put an end to his loan this winter. The source does not specify the player’s plans for the rest of the season. But we can think that “NR7” is considering a return to Olympique de Marseille. Unfortunately for him, the Marseille club risks slamming the door in his face, if only to avoid increasing the payroll carefully monitored by the DNCG. Moreover, even if Jorge Sampaoli is awaiting reinforcement for his left lane, Nemanja Radonjic is surely not in his plans.