OM, a big gamble attempted in the middle?


By: Manu Tournoux

Olympique de Marseille would have their sights set on a midfielder playing for Juventus Turin.

This season is really not going as planned at OM. If it is still in the running in the Europa League, with a quarter-final to come against Benfica Lisbon (April 11 and 18), the Marseille club is struggling to get closer to the European places in Ligue 1. And the worst is perhaps- to come since after the international break, the Olympians will have a series of shocks: PSG (March 31), Lille (April 5) and Nice (April 14).

A real turning point for Jean-Louis Gasset's players. If they negotiate this turn poorly, securing the top 4 will undoubtedly be complicated and the next summer transfer window will inevitably be impacted. A transfer window which, as is often the case in Marseille, should be lively. Despite the sporting uncertainty hanging over OM, Pablo Longoria is already making progress behind the scenes on certain issues, particularly in midfield.

Other French clubs on the scene

According to TuttoMercatoWeb, the Olympian staff would have their sights set on a player from Juventus Turin, Filip Kostic. Under contract until 2026 with the Old Lady, whom he joined in 2022 from Frankfurt for 14 million euros, the Serbian international (31 years old, 60 caps) is experiencing a second exercise more complicated than the first in Italy. And his rating has fallen on the market, which could benefit Marseille.

The Marseille leaders have already surveyed their Piedmontese counterparts, but they would not be the only ones on the scene. The transalpine media indicates that other French clubs would be interested in the Bianconero, whose specialized site Transfermarkt estimates the value at 9 million euros. Could the good relations between his agent, Alessandro Lucci, and OM make things easier? To be continued…

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