OM should be active in the January transfer window, while a departure (Gerson) is looming more and more concretely. That said, the first names released by the press in the direction of arrivals (Andy Delort, Azzedine Ounahi) may not be the right ones.
the attacker Andy Delort wants to leave Nice this winter. No longer feeling in his place on the Côte d’Azur, the 31-year-old Algerian, author of only goals this season, would like to be loaned to another club for the rest of the season. Lens quickly declined the proposal of the Andy Delort clan, while the Salernitana, but especially the Fiorentinain Italy, think of the former player of Montpellier (2018-2021) and Toulouse (2017-2018).
However, according to the information revealed this Saturday by the newspaper The Team, OM would not be interested in the prospect of recruiting Andy Delort. The club, coached by Igor Tudor, seems to be able to settle for Alexis Sanchez (34 years old, 7 goals this season) and Bamba Dieng (22 years old, 3 goals this season) as goalscorer, while Luis Suarez has been loaned in Spain, in Almeria, this winter, and that the Polish Arkadiusz Milik left OM for Juventus, on loan, at the end of August 2022.
The Marseille management, dominated by Pablo Longoria, seems to be more focused on recruiting an attacking midfielder (Ruslan Malinovskyi? Jeremiah Boga?), after the long injury of Moroccan Amine Harit.
Napoli on pole on Ounahi
The file leading to Azzedine Ounahi is quite different. If OM are indeed interested by the 22-year-old Moroccan, author of a very good World Cup with his country (7 games played, a 4th place won), the Marseille club, 3rd in L1 after its big victory against Toulouse this Thursday (6-1) , has to deal with too much competition, and a purchase price not accessible to Olympian finances at the present time.
SCO Angers president Saïd Chabane has confirmed his club will struggle “to say no” to the offers that the 20th of L1 will receive for Azzedine Ounahi this winter. According to information from 10 Sports, an Italian club would be ahead of the game: Naples. The leader of Serie A would indeed like to recruit the Angevin midfielder, who could be released for around 25M euros. If Naples accelerates, an agreement should quickly be reached with Angers for the next signing of Azzedine Ounahi.
OM, even in the event of the sale of Gerson to Flamengo, for a sum of around 20 million euros, does not seem able to match such an amount.