While the track to the left side of Arsenal appears to have taken the lead in the wing, Nuno Tavares will be very close to loaning him to OM for a season, several sources indicated on Thursday. The 22-year-old Portuguese is expected to arrive in Marseille for his medical visit on Friday.
After many twists and turns, Olympique de Marseille will finally keep its left side. This Thursday, Gianluca Di Marzio, Fabrizio Romano or even the team We agree that the Arsenal player is very close to joining Marseille. It will be a one-season loan, with no option to buy.
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The 22-year-old Portuguese is even expected to pass his medical on Friday in Marseille. About ten players ago, the player changed his face and no longer seemed confident to join the Vice Champions of France. But the good relations that OM has maintained with Arsenal, as evidenced by the arrival last summer of Matteo Guendouzi and William Saliba, made it possible for the Marseille leaders to resume negotiations. According to Fabrizio Romano, the failure of discussions between Arsenal and Atalanta also allowed Marseille to regain control.
28 games with Arsenal last season
Having played 28 games in all competitions for Arsenal, Tavares is open to a move due to competition for his spot with Kieran Tierney and the arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City. Igor Theodor, OM’s new coach, has made recruiting a linebacker who can play in a five-man defense a priority.
The club also targeted Darko Lazovic (31) a Serbian player from Hellas Verona. But that wouldn’t happen when an agreement seemed imminent. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, his Lazovic teammates have pushed him to stay in the dressing room where he is highly respected. Another reason why the conversion failed: the Kevin Strootman case. The Olympic club wanted to include the Dutch midfielder in the deal, but the two parties did not agree on the distribution of the included salary.