It’s (almost) settled for the first recruit!

While OM and Pablo Longoria are waiting for the green light from the DNCG to launch the transfer window, behind the scenes the first arrival would be almost complete. Following the departure of Boubacar Kamara, free of any contract, the Olympian club would have convinced Axel Witsel …

FCMarseille had released the information exclusively at the end of May, Axel Witsel had been approached. Negotiations are nearing completion. Interest in the 33-year-old midfielder has been confirmed by L’Equipe and RMC Sport. FootMercato even clarified yesterday that a 2-year contract plus an optional year has been offered to the Belgian international. RMC adds that according to “Several sources close to the Marseille club and the Belgian international confirm “advanced negotiations”. Details are still to be settled to finalize this transfer. » The green light from the DNCG should validate this file.

Witsel, everything is ok

We can also confirm that a global agreement has been reached, moreover Axel Witsel’s wife would be won over by this opportunity and she would personally take care of the search for a house in the region. The 33-year-old Belgian international should be, barring a surprising turnaround, the first recruit for OM’s 2022 summer transfer window.

Asked about OM after the meeting in Poland by the Belgian media Last Hour, the 33-year-old midfielder admitted: “OM? There are contacts, but I can not say more”. The media specifies that the outcome in this case is imminent.

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it remains a pillar of the Belgian selection.

“Axel Witsel is really interesting all the same. He may be at the twilight of his career but not so long ago it was still about Arturo Vidal… Even if Witsel had a big injury, physically he is much better than Vidal, he plays a thirty games this season with Dortmund and it remains a pillar of the Belgian selection. He is a player who has the experience of several major championships. When you see his profile, it’s not quite that of Kamara but in his propensity to recover and revive quickly, I think it’s not bad. Afterwards I think he has a very big salary, but being free there will be no transfer compensation to pay. After I think that Longoria has been in contact with a lot of players for several weeks or even a few months, there are discussions which must accelerate since the Strasbourg match. After all will depend on the profile sought to replace Kamara. Do we want a “Kamara-bis”? It will be very complicated. » Karim Attab – Source: Marseille Football Club

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