Vitinha scorer with Genoa and still on loan?

Vitinha scorer with Genoa and still on loan?
Vitinha scorer with Genoa and still on loan?

Mercato OM – Loaned last February to Genoa, with a big purchase option, Vitinha scored in his last match of the season with the Italian club. Before returning to Marseille this summer? Not sure.

Lacking playing time at OM, who recruited him for €32 million (bonus included) in January 2023, Vitinha was loaned this winter to Genoa in Serie A where he reunited with two former Marseillais: Kevin Strootman and Ruslan Malinovskyi.

Starting Friday evening against Thiago Motta’s Bologna, Vitinha scored the second goal for his team, which won 2-0. His second goal of the season in Serie A, in only 9 appearances, was due in particular to two injuries which deprived him of 6 matches in the second part of the season.

Including his 4 goals with OM (3 in Ligue 1 and 1 in the Europa League), the 24-year-old Portuguese striker ends his 2023-2024 season with a record of 6 goals and 3 assists in 36 matches played.

Genoa negotiates with OM a new loan from Vitinha

And now ? Vitinha was loaned last February with a very high purchase option of €25 million. Unsurprisingly, Genoa will not exercise this purchase option but according to information from Gianluca Di Marzio, the Italian club would like to keep Vitinha and is negotiating a new loan with OM.

Will Pablo Longoria accept this formula or will he instead try to sell the Portuguese to another club? That’s the whole question. As a reminder, Vitinha’s contract at OM runs until June 2027.

Our opinion on Vitinha

He no longer has a future at OM and we prefer that he be loaned for another year to regain value and be well sold in the summer of 2025 rather than that he be sold this summer, at a discount.

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