Speaking to Flamengo about Gerson’s transfer, Olympique de Marseille president Pablo Longoria put pressure on the Brazilian club by raising the possibility of Auriverde returning to France. But the midfielder’s father, Marcao, is hoping for an agreement as soon as possible.
Gerson is determined to leave OM.
We are negotiating with Flamengo. There is no agreement at the moment. The player is in Brazil with the club’s approval. (…) If there is no agreement and we talk about a valuable player, he will be reinstated in the team.
Olympique de Marseille president Pablo Longoria, who was present at a press conference on Tuesday, put pressure on Flamengo over the protracted transfer talks of midfielder Gerson.
Gerson’s father doesn’t want to come back
With this public appearance, the Spaniard appears to be hoping to put the Auriverde team in their place as they negotiate the final details of this operation. In the talks, however, the recent Copa Libertadores winner has a strong argument: Gerson’s fervent desire to leave OM for Flamengo. For the Barbaridade media, the player’s father Marcao replied Longoria.
The best thing that can happen to anyone is Gerson returning Flamengo. If they happen to be unable to understand each other, then unfortunately we don’t have to do what we want to do. I will not say that he wants to return to France. The athlete’s will is for the deal with Flamengo to be settled and he doesn’t even have to come backsaid Marcao, who manages his son’s interests.
A financial challenge for OM
If Marseille has accepted the idea of Gerson’s departure, the French runners-up in the title will do their utmost to limit the financial damage. In 2021, OM paid €18m (with tiered payment) to recruit Gerson, plus €4m in bonuses. In order to facilitate a deal, Flamengo are ready to forgo the latest payment planned by the French club, estimated at €6.5m, as well as expected bonuses. And now Marseille is negotiating to get money, probably in the form of a bonus, to inflate the overall value of this operation. It’s Longoria to play…
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