On Wednesday, OM formalized their 10th transfer window recruit with Issa Kaboré. But a priori, Pablo Longoria does not intend to stop there.
The transfer window is not yet over at Olympique de Marseille, despite the arrival at the right piston position of Issa Kaboré. In terms of departures, we know that things will change again, OM having the desire to separate from Kevin Strootman and Jordan Amavi, but also from Bamba Dieng or even Duje Caleta-Car, unless the Croatian agree to extend. In terms of arrivals, we could however think that the arrival of Issa Kaboré, the 10th of the summer transfer window, was the last. This is not the case according to La Provence, which affirms in its edition of the day that Pablo Longoria is still aiming – at least – for a recruit at OM this summer. The Marseille club wants to secure the services of a sizeable reinforcement in central defense, where Igor Tudor currently has five players (Gigot, Balerdi, Mbemba, Touré and Caleta-Car).
Longoria still wants a defender at OM
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As Pablo Longoria revealed at a press conference, Olympique de Marseille wants to have two players per position. There is therefore a lack of a sixth central defender for the three starting positions in this sector of play at OM, hence Pablo Longoria’s desire to recruit one more player. The idea is to recruit a potential holder, Leonardo Balerdi having not reassured many people against Reims and Brest during the first two days of Ligue 1. Isaak Touré knocked on the door but the former defender of Le Havre still lacks experience to aspire to become a starter in the Champions League. OM would therefore like to recruit a solid player, ready to start immediately. The profile of Eric Bailly is very popular in Marseille, but the file of the Ivorian international from Manchester United is not the only one on the desk of Pablo Longoria, who continues with serenity his shopping in order to build the most competitive squad. possible at Olympique de Marseille for the coming season.