Kevin Strootman, the Dutch midfielder, is said to be set to leave Marseille. He would have recently announced it to his teammates.
Arrived in France in August 2018 from AS Roma for 25 million euros, the 30-year-old will join the Italian club Genoa on a loan. According to journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the leaders of the formation of Serie A will pay half of the Dutchman’s salary. In the grip of great financial difficulties, Olympique de Marseille therefore realizes a good saving with this operation.
According to information from RMC Sport, Kevin strootman announced his departure to his teammates during the last days. The former Roma midfielder will be absent from the trip to Lens for the Champions Trophy against the PSG. His loan should be formalized on Tuesday. At a press conference, André Villas-Boas took stock of this issue.
“In the middle, Strootman is the one who plays the least”
” There is an exchange of documents between the two parties, said the Portuguese technician on Monday to the media. It is not yet finalized between the Genoa and OM… It was hard for him, there is a lot of competitiveness in the middle. Unfortunately, he is the one who plays the fewest minutes. It is important for him to have it taking into account the Euro (with the Netherlands). We had discussions for this possibility before the transfer window started. He had offers. He listened to them and so did we. “
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