OM are on all fronts at the end of the transfer window. Certainly, the deal with Atalanta for an exchange between Cengiz Ünder and Ruslan Malinovskyi is unlikely to happen but in the Eric Bailly file, the lights are green. The Marseille club has been ahead of the competition for a whileprobably thanks to the attractiveness of the Champions League, but also because the proposed formula interests Manchester United.
At first, the Red Devils didn’t want to hear about anything other than a dry transfer. The management had to put a little water in their wine, aware that she was going to have a hard time getting rid of a player she no longer wants, especially her new manager Erik ten Hag, and armed with a big salary for any other club that is not English . The idea of a loan has made its way and this is the formula offered by OM.
A loan with an option to buy
According to information from The team, Pablo Longoria defined the contours of his offer. This is a paying loan with a purchase option of approximately €10 million. This can be activated according to the collective and personal objectives achieved. We are talking about a qualification in the Champions League for the 2023/2024 season and a number of matches played by the Ivorian international. The business is taking shape.
It is not yet concluded however. The former Villarreal player, who arrived in Manchester in the summer of 2018 for €38 million, is very interested in the Marseille project. Negotiations have even started with his entourage to define his contract but other clubs have not lowered their flag. Bailly is still courted and he has not yet given his approval. It’s up to Pablo Longoria to transform the essay and close this file.