Zapping Goal! soccer club OM: the most expensive transfers for Olympians
OM are targeting Nuno Tavares, Arsenal’s left-back. Powerful, lively and technical, the Marseillais would imagine the left-hander at the Vélodrome fitting in perfectly with Tudor’s system and above all taking the place of Jordan Amavi and Sead Kolasinac. Pablo Longoria has confirmed his interest in the player. Unfortunately Brighton could come between the Phocaeans and the Gunners to steal Tavares.
Brighton have a big budget for the left-back position
The Seagulls need to find a versatile left-back after losing theirs. A true Swiss army knife, Marc Cucurella is getting closer and closer to Manchester City and will miss Brighton. But the Spaniard will above all allow his club to pocket a pretty check to find his successor (we are talking about a sale at 40 million euros) and it seems that the choice has already fallen on Nuno Tavares according to O Jogo .
OM takes a back seat
Despite the attractiveness of Marseille and its participation in the Champions League, the Bouches-du-Rhône club would go after Brighton if the player left on loan. Determined to win at Arsenal, Tavares preferred to stay in the Premier League so that coach Mikel Arteta could keep an eye on his performance rather than go into exile abroad. Longoria are not going to let go and OM have good relations with the Gunners but Brighton have a clear advantage in the case.
Delgado in the rotation?
The good news is that Tudor could see a surprise signing, according to Marca. Supported by the management and in particular by Pablo Longoria during his injury, Pedro Ruiz Delgado (22) could start the season well with OM. It would then be an additional striker in the Marseille rotation.
🔄#Mercato | Brighton are considering Nuno Tavares to replace Cururella. Brighton are reportedly keen to secure the Portuguese left-back on loan.
Nuno Tavares is still of interest to Marseille but the most likely destination is currently Brighton. 🔴⚪️
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— Arsenal (France) 🇨🇵 (@Arsenal_France) July 20, 2022
Tavares closer to Brighton
Nuno Tavares is being tracked by OM but Brighton could spoil the party by stealing the Arsenal side, with the 40 million planned for the sale of Cucurella. Brighton have a clear financial advantage and even on loan the player prefers to stay in the Premier League. The file is complicated for OM.