The 23-year-old Brazilian midfielder has reportedly let his managers know he wants to join Marseille this summer.
It is the rumor of the moment aside from Marseille. Finally, rather on the side of Brazil, where various media evoke a more than pronounced interest of the Olympique de Marseille for Gerson, the Flamengo player who had notably been to Roma in recent years. Globo Esporte notably mentioned an official offer of 25 million euros on Friday evening. A significant amount and almost unrealistic in view of Marseille’s finances, but which seems to be confirmed …
The Brazilian edition of Goal confirms this proposal that arrived on Flamengo’s office from the south of France. But above all, the media reports that the player has already given the green light for the two clubs to discuss and that a transfer can take place. The 23-year-old wants to return to Europe and OM emissaries are already in Rio De Janeiro to discuss with their Brazilian counterparts.
Flamengo is in a strong position
This is a petition from Jorge Sampaoli, seduced by the player he knows well for having followed him very closely during his Brazilian adventures. Only, as was to be expected, we will probably have to make enormous financial efforts on the Marseille side. If we were talking about 25 million euros yesterday, Goal specifies that Flamengo would ask for 30 million euros as well as a percentage on a future sale.
Mengão executives know the player has high odds and are convinced that other offers, probably more interesting for them, will arrive on the table before the opening of the European summer transfer window. The negotiations will therefore continue in the coming days, but Pablo Longoria clearly intends to spoil Jorge Sampaoli!