Will Leonardo Balerdi continue his adventure at OM next season? While an agreement was announced for the definitive transfer of the Spanish central defender, the case seems to finally become complicated for the Marseille club.
OM Mercato : No agreement found for Leonardo Balerdi
In search of defensive reinforcements, Olympique de Marseille is working to keep Leonardo Balerdi. Arrived last summer on loan from Borussia Dortmund, the central defender has made a full season in the colors of OM, which has decided his new leaders to keep him. The leaders of OM have indeed intensified negotiations with their counterparts of BVB 04 to lower the amount of his purchase option estimated at 14 million euros. And according to the German press, the Olympic club has finally won the case.
Kicker announced at the beginning of the morning that Olympique de Marseille had completed the final transfer of Leonardo Balerdi for a check of €11 million. Information quickly denied by the leaders of Marseille. RMC Sport says that the management of the Olympic club has formally denied any agreement with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of Leonardo Balerdi. However, negotiations between the two teams are still continuing.
A priority for the Phocaean club
Note that the recruitment of a central defender remains a priority for the Phocaean team especially since Duje Caleta-Car has a release this summer. The Croatian defender is expected to join the Premier League where he has many courtiers. While the names of David Luiz or Samuel Umtiti are circulating in recent days on the table of OM, the management of the Marseille club also wants to compensate for the departure of Caleta-Car by focusing on an internal solution.
The leaders of Marseille are working for the final transfer of Leonardo Balerdi.