While OM are working behind the scenes to finalize the departure of Arkadiusz Milik, the Marseille leaders have managed to complete an arrival and not the least. Indeed, according to RMC Sports, the transfer of Eric Bailly is about to be completed. A total agreement between all the parties would have been found. His arrival in Marseille should take place this Tuesday, at least it is ardently hoped for.
The former Villarreal player, who arrived in Manchester in the summer of 2016 for €38 million, is very interested in the Marseille project, surely thanks to the attractiveness of the Champions League. It must be said that Olympique de Marseille and Pablo Longoria have been following the Mancunian defender’s trail for a while now, as we announced recently. After several weeks of negotiations, the good news has just fallen. All that is missing now is the formalization which should take place shortly.
A quality transfer window
At the level of the transaction between the two clubs, it should be a loan with an option to buy which will depend in particular on a qualification of Olympique de Marseille in the Champions League next season. The final details would therefore already be settled between the 28-year-old player and the Marseille management. It is no longer just a rumor, Eric Bailly will indeed evolve in Marseille this season.
After the arrival of Alexis Sanchez, the Marseille club continues to strengthen with talented and experienced players. As for the Chilean in the offensive sector, the arrival of Eric Bailly in Marseille should allow Igor Tudor to count on an additional strong man in his workforce and especially in defense. While OM are having a good start to the season, this recruitment should please Marseille supporters.