OM must do everything to lift the purchase option of Arkadiusz Milik, a striker loaned by SSC Napoli last January. The club is in financial difficulty. More seriously for the Marseille team, they have to face a strong Italian competition for the Polish striker.
OM : Three Italian clubs on Arkadiusz Milik
Relegated to the bench at Napoli, Arkadiusz Milik has found playing time at OM, the club to which he was loaned during the winter mercato last year, until June 2022. The center forward has become decisive again for the club since his arrival at the Velodrome in January 2021. Thanks to his performances with Jorge Sampaoli‘s team, the number 19 of the Olympians has attracted the interest of Italian clubs, including Juventus. The Bianconeri are indeed looking for a striker to support Cristiano Ronaldo.
In addition to the Turin club, Arkadiusz Milik is interested in AC Milan and AS Roma of Jose Mourinho in Serie A, according to information from journalist Pietro Lazzerini of TuttoMercatoWeb. “Regarding Milik, we always talk about Juventus and Milan, but we must not forget Roma, especially if the price of the top striker is affordable,” said the source relayed by Le Phoceen. Note that the market value of the 27-year-old player is €22 million. However, the Neapolitans are demanding at least €12 million from Olympique de Marseille for his final transfer.
Milik, Marseille’s top scorer
In four months at OM, Arkadiusz Milik played 15 games, including 14 in Ligue 1 and one in the French Cup. He was a starter 13 times in the league, scoring 8 goals and providing one assist. Over the whole season, he is the current top scorer of the Phocéens, ahead of Florian Thauvin (8 goals in 36 games), Dimitri Payet (7 goals in 32 games), Dario Benedetto (5 goals in 31 games), Valère Germain (3 goals in 24 games) and Luis Henrique (18 appearances for 0 goals). These strikers, however, started the 2020-2021 financial year in August 2020, unlike Milik hired last January.