Failing to afford an Arkadiusz Milik who has prestigious suitors, OM would have set their sights on Jean-Philippe Mateta, who would come on loan from Mainz.
After failing to sign a new center-forward last summer, the young Brazilian winger Luis Henrique not being able to evolve at the forefront of the attack of theOM to relieve Dario Benedetto, Olympian management could strike a blow during this transfer window in January.
Mateta, the ideal plan B?
Arkadiusz Milik (26 years old) is therefore the priority of Pablo Longoria, the sporting director of the Phocéens, and the discussions are moving in the right direction. According to Rai 2, Napoli, who claimed 15 million euros for their Polish striker, only ask for 5 or 6, plus a percentage on resale. But the player could wait until the end of his contract in June to join Juventus or Inter Milan …
The Marseille club would therefore have set its sights on Jean-Philippe Mateta (23 years old), ex-French U19 international who has been playing in Mainz for 3 seasons. To believe Bild, the sports director of the German club, Christian Heidel, explained that OM would make a loan offer for the 1.92m player, author of 10 goals in 17 matches in all competitions this season. To see what will be the amount of the purchase option set by the two clubs, while the player is valued at around fifteen million …
A former OL flop
Revealed in Châteauroux, in National, the native of Sevran (Seine-Saint-Denis) landed at theOL in 2016 but never won in the first team (3 matches, no goal). He completely revived in Le Havre, in Ligue 2 (19 goals), before being recruited by Mainz for 8 million euros in 2018. His first season was brilliant (14 Bundesliga goals), but his second (3 goals) was marred by a few injuries. Mateta seems today to have all the qualities to shake the nets in L1.
OM, a Phoenician announced his departure in the locker room