Marseille target surprise rookie in defense

OM is working to strengthen its workforce. In addition to two offensive reinforcements, the Phocaeans are looking into the arrival of a rookie in defense.

Eliminated from all European competitions, OM ended this first part of the season on a high note by winning on the lawn of AS Monaco (2-3). The Olympians therefore went on vacation with peace of mind, while waiting for the resumption of the championship. The men ofIgor Tudor will have a decisive match at the end of December before switching to the January transfer window. The President of Olympique de Marseille, Pablo Longoriahas also confirmed its intention to attract new players during this transfer period.

Mercato OM: A new central defender expected in Marseille

Pablo Longoria is working to strengthen OM

With a view to securing a qualifying spot for the next Champions League, the Marseille management and its coach Igor Tudor have in fact identified the positions to be reinforced this winter. With the almost official departure of Gerson and the serious injury of Amine Harit, OM will lack two players in attack. We will have to take advantage of this transfer window to strengthen this key game sector. President Pablo Longoria has thus shown his firm desire to attract at least one new creative midfielder next January.

The Marseille club also aims to attract a new center forward to support Alexis Sanchez who seems increasingly lonely on the front of the Marseille attack. It is in this perspective that the name of Marcus Thuram, at the end of the contract with Borussia M’Gladbach, has been regularly at OM in recent weeks. And that’s not all, since the Marseille leaders are also considering the arrival of a new defender next January.

Despite the arrivals of Isaak Touré, Samuel Gigot and Chancel Mbemba, The Team explains that the Marseille management is already hard at work to bring in a new central defender, without revealing his identification. In recent days, the name of the experienced Lazio Roma player Francesco Acerbi was discussed, without success. It remains to be seen whether the Marseillais will reactivate this defensive track. For the time being, the leaders of OM seem determined to strengthen their rear guard a little more, marred by recurring injuries.

The sports daily adds that the Marseille club will closely monitor Éric Bailly’s state of form over the next few weeks. Held back by physical problems since his arrival last summer from Manchester United, the Ivorian international will take advantage of the truce linked to the World Cup for a better recovery. But if any doubt remains about his state of health, a surprise rookie should land in defense next January.

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