Lazio: Igor Tudor wants to plunder OM!


By: Manu Tournoux

At work ! The slogan will not surprise the Marseillais who discovered Igor Tudor's demands during the previous season. It is now up to the Lazio Rome players to hear it, since the Croatian has been named on the bench to succeed Maurizio Sarri. Only 9th in Serie A, after having obtained second place last year, the Roman club must get its act together, and with Tudor at the helm, that should not make a difference.

He will find there a player with whom things have not always gone well, Mattéo Guendouzi, even if the French player was able to seduce Tudor thanks to his commitment and his versatility. Marked by his time at OM, the Croatian coach intends to rely on it to fill his team. Indeed, as reported La Gazzetta dello Sport this Wednesday, he targets two OM players for the summer transfer window.

Rongier and Mbemba, two goals for Tudor’s Lazio

These are Valentin Rongier and Chancel Mbemba, two core men of his OM. The first had recognized, at the time of the Croatian's departure, how much good he thought of it. “I have rarely known a coach with so much involvement. He was straight, he brought rigor to this club and he kept his line of conduct (…) His way of playing requires a lot of physical and mental energy. Pleasure is taken in victory. Yes, it was hard, but we won a lot of matches and the pleasure was there”.

The second, Chancel Mbemba, sometimes experienced moments of tension with Tudor, and even lost his place during part of the season. But he still ended up with 32 starts in Ligue 1. And is therefore in the sights of Lazio, almost a year from the end of his contract. It remains to be seen how much Lazio would be willing to invest for these two players. Valentin Rongier, who will soon return from injury, is linked until 2026 with OM, of which he is captain.

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