A new start for almost €24M?

A new start for almost €24M?
A new start for almost €24M?

La Redaction FCM The editorial team of Football Club de Marseille is composed of journalists who have been following OM (Olympique de Marseille) for over 10 years. Our journalists cover the news of OM and the OM transfer window daily.

After the departures of Vitinha and Ilman Ndiaye, another Olympian player could bring a nice cheque to OM. Indeed, the Senegalese international Ismaila Sarr would be in the sights of a Premier League club.

According to information from the tabloid The Sun this Sunday, Crystal Palace and its manager Oliver Glasner want to offer Ismail Sarr in order to replace Michael Olise left for Bayern Munich. The transfer amount is estimated at 23.6 million euros. OM should not keep its right winger who is coming off a failed season and who has a big salary not compatible with a season without the European Cup.

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In fact, according to the Italian journalist Luca Bendoni, “Villarreal are genuinely interested in 26-year-old winger Ismaila Sarr and it is possible that talks with Olympique Marseille could take place to negotiate a deal.” Ismaïla Sarr has a big salary at OM (estimated at €390k/month) and a contract until 2028. The latter was recruited last summer for €13M from Watford, Marcelino the current coach of Villerreal was a coach at OM. The Senegalese international played 23 Ligue 1 matches this season, he only scored 3 goals and provided 4 assists.

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If the transfer window has only just begun for loonsupporters will have to be patient a little longer before seeing the typical squad for next season take shape. With the departure of two attackers, Vitinha and Ndiaye, and the probable transfer to Türkiye of Samuel GigotOM does not intend to stop there.

1 year and then gone?

According to Provence, if almost no players are untouchable In the current squad, OM should part with two players who do not fit into any plans: Ismaila Sarr and Geoffrey Kondogbia. Both arrived during the transfer window summer 2023, They will have struggled to display a level worthy of what was expected of them. Both possessing a big salary and not being retained by De Zerbi, the two players would be pushed towards the exit by the club.

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Touches in Spain and Saudi Arabia for Kondogbia?

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Several tracks are activated in order to find a new project for players. According to Provence still, the winger would arouse interest in Spain and England and would be made a reason about his future in Marseille. However, the task could prove more complicated for Kondogbia who has, himself, interest in Saudi Arabia. With his big salary, OM will have to redouble its ingenuity to find him another club.

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