So the negotiations for the return of Gerson at Flamengo are getting more complicated, OM have just discreetly completed another signing in Brazil.
His adventure at OM is coming to an end. Author of 11 goals and 10 assists in 48 matches for his first exercise in the Marseille jersey, Gerson showed an excellent level of play under the Jorge Sampaoli era. However, his situation has completely changed this season following the arrival of Igor Tudor at Olympique de Marseille. Relegated to the rank of substitute, the Brazilian international does not really fit into the plans of the new Marseille coach. Disappointed and frustrated by this treatment, the native of Belford Roxo then decided to look elsewhere. He said goodbye to the Marseille dressing room before returning to Brazil with a view to finalizing the final details of his transfer to Flamengo.
Mercato OM: Pablo Longoria confirms a new signing in Brazil
For now, Gerson remains suspended from the negotiations currently taking place between the Marseille team and the Brazilian formation. Despite some differences on the terms of payment, Brazilian leaders are very optimistic about the outcome of this deal. A full deal could be reached shortly. In the meantime, the management of OM has just completed another deal in Brazil. It is a question of Luis Henriqueloaned this summer to Botafogo.
The 20-year-old striker is currently going through a delicate situation within the Brazilian club. He only has 247 minutes of play, just over two and a half matches in the legs. His return to OM this winter therefore seemed more than likely. Especially since the leaders of Botafogo do not seem really willing to exercise its estimated purchase option 8 million euros. Luis Henrique was then expected to return to Marseille earlier than expected.
But the reality is very different since the two teams have finally agreed on an extension of the young striker’s loan. Present at a press conference, Pablo Longoria himself confirmed the information, assuring that “Luis Henrique’s loan to Botafogo was six months, but it is extendable. He will be in Botafogo in the next twelve months.. The Marseille leaders still hope to get rid of this unwanted element definitively by the end of the season.