OM Mercato : On loan from Arsenal, William Saliba will probably leave Marseille. But this case knows a new twist.
OM Mercato : Arsenal open the door for William Saliba
William Saliba is having a great season with Olympique Marseille. Arrived in the form of a loan from Arsenal this season, the young central defender multiplies remarkable performances at OM. So much so that his new managers hope to keep him by the end of the season. This mission looks very complicated for Marseille, because the loan of the French international does not include any purchase option.
William Saliba should therefore make his return to Arsenal, where his contract expires in June 2024. Except that this case has taken a new turn in recent weeks. Mirror explains that the British leaders are rubbing their hands to see the 21-year-old player shine in Marseille. Because they hope to get a nice check on his eventual permanent transfer. The British media explains that the Gunners do not necessarily count on William Saliba next season and would now consider selling it in the summer, provided they receive a good offer for his transfer.
A check for 40 million euros for William Saliba
The question that arises is whether OM will try its luck for a permanent transfer of William Saliba. This option is not excluded, especially since the president Pablo Longoria has never hidden his desire to keep the former Stephanois. Negotiations between the Marseille and British leaders should intensify at the end of the season for a retention of Saliba.
However, the price of the young player is likely to cool the management of OM. The Sun explains that Arsenal would now demand an amount of 40 million euros for his transfer. A significant amount for the finances of OM, which are not in good shape. Atletico Madrid is also said to be on the lookout for the player.