FOOTBALL – OM Mercato : Igor Tudor’s big concern for a defender

On the sidelines of the clash between OM and Lyon this Sunday, Igor Tudor showed his concern for Eric Bailly, on loan from Manchester United.

OM Mercato : Igor Tudor inquiet pour Eric Bailly

Recruiting in central defense was one of the priorities of Olympique Marseille this summer. OM had to compensate for the departure of William Saliba, Luan Peres and Alvaro Gonzalez. Pabo Longoria has bet on Eric Bailly to strengthen the backline of Igor Tudor, the new Marseille coach. The Ivorian defender is on loan to the club this season with an option to buy by Manchester United. The 28-year-old defender has become a regular under the Croatian technician, but has been struggling for a few weeks. The fault of a recurring discomfort in the thigh. Back to the competition on Tuesday against Tottenham, the United man only lasted 8 minutes of play against Spurs. What to annoy the Marseille coach who appreciates however this reinforcement.

Already a cold on the future of Bailly in Marseille?

In a press conference on the sidelines of the reception of Olympique Lyonnais, Igor Tudor spoke about the situation of Eric Bailly. The coach of Olympique Marseille announced that the Ivorian international (46 caps/2 goals) will undergo additional tests. As a reminder, the central defender must play half of the games of OM this season for his purchase option to be lifted. The amount of the clause set by the Reds Devils is 10 million euros. Victim of a relapse, he has already missed five games of the club this season.

“We need to do some more tests, some more checks, maybe some blood work, because he has one injury after another. We need to see what can help him have more continuity. It’s very sad for him because he is a serious person, a leader, a high level player, and we are all sorry that he can’t help us more”.

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