The holiday crossover continues in Marseille, land of more or less dry transfers this summer. Bought for 13 million euros from Fiorentina last summer, Pol Lirola, who did not want to leave, and his entourage were ordered to leave for Elche. The plan devised for the 24-year-old right-back is this: a loan with a non-compulsory purchase option that the Spanish club, in any case, do not seem able to pay.
The Lirola case settled, and as mentioned by our colleagues from Provence this Friday morning, OM are now accelerating on Issa Kaboré, the right piston of Manchester City, loaned last season to their partners at ESTAC. Contacts with the 21-year-old Burkinabe date back to early July, when OM were pushing for Jonathan Clauss. Followed by Nice or Nottingham Forest, Kaboré was then a fallback solution. He could now be Clauss’ understudy, once the architecture of a deal has been established.
It would not be a dry loan, as for the left piston Nuno Tavares (Arsenal), but a one-season lease with a non-compulsory purchase option, of around ten million euros. It amounts to the same thing: OM would have a tenth recruit for the summer at a lower cost, City could display their player in the window for a season.