OM Mercato: Olympique de Marseille will now attract a Frenchman who plays in Spain to compensate for the departure of Boubacar Kamara.
OM Mercato: Longoria for a Frenchman from La Liga to forget Kamara
Following the departure of Boubacar Kamara from Aston Villa, recruiting midfielders will be one of Pablo Longoria’s priorities this summer. The child did not extend his contract with Olympique de Marseille. He joined Premier League 14 as a free agent. Since his departure, OM has multiplied the data to secure his legacy. According to information from Matteo Moretto, Marseille is looking for the La Liga team to recruit their new midfielder. The journalist realizes that Francis Coquelin would be on the shelves of the Marseille club. With 31 years of experience, Laval’s hometown plays in Villarreal, 7th in La Liga this season. His contract is still valid until 2024.
Coquelin, a good 5 million euro deal for Marseille?
The track leading to Francis Coquelin had already been investigated last summer. But the former Gunner was simply a simple Plan B for the Marseille Olympics. Pablo Longoria had really made Gerson and Mattéo Guendouzi his priorities for midfield. With the departure of Boubacar Kamara, the OM president this time could dig this runway. The profile of the French midfielder would also like Jorge Sampaoli. Enough to consider an Marseille offensive for Coquelin this summer. Its market value is estimated at 5 million euros in Transfermarkt. It remains to be seen if this amount will be enough to satisfy the Yellow Submarine. Villarreal had paid 7.1 million euros for the transfer of Coquelin in 2020 from Valencia.
Champions League semi-finalist this season with Spanish club Coquelin played 28 games, including 14 starts. The midfielder has scored three goals and two assists this season.