In Marseille, the winter transfer window could be agitated either one way or the other. If Pablo Longoria intends to bring in new blood, several members of the Marseille workforce may also have to pack their bags from January.
Since his arrival in the city of Bouches-du-Rhône, Pablo Longoria has established himself as a man of action. Despite his young age, the Spaniard knows how to make a decision when it is needed. If the assertive character of the 36-year-old man clearly seems to benefit Olympique de Marseille, some players could still pay the price.
In today’s edition, The Team indeed teaches us that three members of the locker room may well not be retained during the winter transfer window. Among them, figure first Gerson. The Brazilian’s father and agent did not hide his annoyance in the daily columns about the situation of the mid-25-year-old: “We’re going to look elsewhere. It’s inevitable. We will organize ourselves to leave from the next transfer window. If Gerson is no longer important for OM, then we will find a club that will be able to value him”.
Payet, Gerson and Pape Gueye would have an exit voucher for this winter
The former Flamengo player isn’t the only one to worry about though. Pape Gueye would indeed also be considered a non-essential element for the second half of the season. The Senegalese is not one of Igor Tudor’s key men, only three starts after twelve days of the championship.
But it is undoubtedly the name of the third unwanted person who is even more disconcerting. To believe The Team, Pablo Longoria would also have placed Dimitri Payet on this list. It’s still hard to believe in a departure in the heart of winter for a player who has marked the recent history of the Skies et Blancs so much. It remains to be seen that the Reunionese often have to be content with the bench for long weeks.