Pablo Longoria’s OM, who are waiting for the right opportunities to recruit, would be close to signing Dries Mertens, a 35-year-old striker who may not be so “burnt” as that, for free.
Jorge Sampaoli had obviously asked for Renato Sanches and Antoine Griezmann, before slamming the door of theOM due to almost non-existent recruitment a month before the resumption of Ligue 1. Pablo Longoria, the president of the Marseille club, could achieve his first blow in this summer transfer window by enlisting a free player: Dries Mertens (35 years).
As indicated TuttoMercatoWeb Thursday, Marseille would be well on pole to engage thebelgian internationalbecame the top scorer in the history of the Napoli (148 achievements from 2013 to 2022), despite the interest of Lazio. The negotiations relate to the duration of the contract, the agents of the player trained in Anderlecht and La Gantoise claiming a lease of two seasons.
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If he is clearly approaching the end of his career and his advanced age challenges Marseille supporters, Mertens, author of 13 goals last season with the Neapolitan team, is ” not burned at all “, as claims Johann Crochet, the specialist in Italian football on RMC, with often relevant analyzes. It’s about a ” good idea “, especially since the pocket striker (1.69 m) is “ a player who has an extremely high on-court IQ “.
And to add: If it’s to play behind a striker, he will be perfectly present between the lines to offer a solution, to play one-twos, to rely on a center forward who could be Milik. Mertens, he scores against Juve, Inter, Atlanta, Lazio, Sassuolo, he does not score against the 20th in Serie A. Those who think he is burned, I recommend you to watch the two goals that he puts against Lazio, if that’s a burned player, I want him every day in my team “.
Deluxe Joker the past two seasons
Replaced in peak during the 2016-2017 season (after the serious injury ofArkadiusz Milik), Dries Mertens then exploded the counters by scoring 34 goals in all competitions with the Partenopei, before finishing with 22 goals the following season. He was Victor Osimhen’s understudy for the past two seasons during the Nigerian centre-forward’s absences, playing 38 and 37 matches per exercise. While remaining an essential element of the Belgian selection.
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