FOOTBALL – OM Mercato : 20 M€, complicated negotiations for Jeremie Boga
After the transfer of Gerson, OM is still very active on the transfer market, which officially opens on Wednesday, June 9. But the track leading to Jeremie Boga, one of the targets of the Phocaean club to replace Florian Thauvin, is complicated by the demand of US Sassuolo.
OM : After Gerson, Longoria focuses on Boga
OM have made a big move by recruiting Brazilian midfielder Gerson for €20 million including bonuses, even though the summer market is not yet officially open. Having promised to strengthen Jorge Sampaoli‘s team this summer, Pablo Longoria is very offensive on the market. He is on the lookout for the Argentine nugget Thiago Almada (20-year-old attacking midfielder), Amine Adli (21 years old) from Toulouse FC, Matteo Guendouzi and William Saliba from Arsenal. And that’s not all! Le Phocéen confirms that the president of Olympique Marseille is currently negotiating the transfer of Jeremie Boga. The latter has only one year left on his contract at Sassuolo and does not want to extend his lease. Better, he is enthusiastic about the idea of wearing the colors of OM, the club of his hometown. “Pablo Longoria has had good talks with the leaders of the Italian club recently,” said the source.
20 M€, US Sassuolo is greedy
However, the negotiations are complicated for the Marseille manager. He is facing the intransigence of the Italian club’s management on the transfer fee. The US Sassuolo is indeed aligned on the market value of the player estimated at 20 M€. An amount considered too high by the Olympians, who are on several files. However, the track Jeremie Boga is not closed. OM hopes to negotiate down this amount, especially since the Franco-Ivorian will be free to sign with the club of his choice from January 2022.