07/19/2021 at 6:25 PM CEST
Olympique de Marseille is one of the clubs that are strengthening the most and best this summer market. So far, the club led from the presidency by the Spanish Pablo Longoria has incorporated up to a dozen players, among which stand out former Barça player Konrad de la Fuente, Gerson Santos da Silva (Flamengo), Pau López (Roma), Luan Peres (Santos) or Leonardo Balerdi (Borussia Dortmund).
But the ambition of the team trained by Jorge Sampaoli it does not end here. In fact, the club is looking for the departure of its Argentine striker Pipa Benedetto to incorporate another compatriot of his in the same demarcation: Giovanni Simeone, who right now continues to belong to Cagliari of the Italian series A. Negotiations with Simeone are well advanced and Benedetto’s departure would unlock his arrival. and it would promote the possibility of incorporating other objectives such as the Catalans Coutinho and Umtiti or the Argentine Tiago Almada.
Olympique will play in European competition again next season, finishing fifth behind surprising champions Lille, who beat PSG, Monaco and Lyon. Since Longoria assumed the club’s presidency, the French team has shown great ambition to create a highly competitive team that is capable of putting Marseille back on the European and world football map. The bet on Sampaoli on the bench of Les Phocéens did nothing more than corroborate his desire to once again rise to the top of the beautiful game as they did in the 1992/1993 season when they won the Champions League against AC Milan, 1-0, with a goal from Basile Boli.