Olympique de Marseille seems to have made up its mind for Boubacar Kamara’s extension and would therefore be looking for a replacement. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Marseillais are tracking Erick Pulgar but Galatasaray could get past them.
One of the soap operas of this transfer window was of course the extension and the rumors sending him to other clubs this winter… The native of Marseille finally stayed but the discussions seem to be at a standstill with the management.
Would the Marseille leaders have made up their minds? In any case, after the recruitment of a central defender: Samuel Gigot who will join the club this summer after 6 months on loan in Russia, OM are trying to recover a midfielder.
Pulgar rather towards Galatasaray?
If Bartug Elmaz, young defensive midfielder of Galatasaray would have already signed his contract with OM but also returned to Galatasaray. It is also this club that could play bad tricks on the Marseillais!
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Olympique de Marseille would have sounded out Fiorentina to recover Erick Pulgar by providing for the departure of Boubacar Kamara. Only, Galatasaray would have taken the upper hand in the negotiations to sign the Chilean.
READ: Mercato OM: Bartug Elmaz has returned to Turkey…
The midfielder would also have agreed to a loan this winter. He would wait until Monday for the two clubs to find common ground. As a reminder, OM checked off the Chilean’s name last summer but preferred the Guendouzi – Gerson duo in midfield.
‼️ Eric #Pulgar dalla #Fiorentina there #galatasaray in prestito secco: il centrocampista cileno ha riflettuto nella notte prima di dare il via libera e ha dato questa mattina il suo assenso all’affare. The party cercheranno di chiudere in giornata#Sportitaliamercato #sportitalia
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Longoria on Kamara: If things happen that are good for the player, good for the club, the club is always ready to listen
“We talked a lot the last week. The relationship between everyone is strong. I believe there is mutual respect. We had very good conversations, between player, players’ agents, the club… I think that now we are in a position of respect, in which logic will eventually prevail. If things happen which are good for the player, which are good for the club, the club is always ready to listen. But I believe that respect for the club is important, and we will see the decision for June. It is true that the position of the club is not pleasant, to have players at the end of the contract, as we have been repeating since the start of the season. But it is also true that the respect for this club is great”. Pablo Longoria- source: Press conference (20/01/2022)