Mercato | Mercato – OM: A big failure was narrowly avoided by Sampaoli!

Posted on November 20, 2021 at 3:15 am by G.d.S.S.

Recruited definitively by OM this summer after a successful first stint on loan, Pol Lirola could have joined another team, especially since his return to Marseille took a long time …

In the heart of a very agitated summer transfer window at OM which welcomed no less than eleven official recruits, the Pol Lirola took a very long time. Negotiations with Fiorentina were interminable for the leadership of OM , which ended up reaching an agreement for the tune of 13M € at the end of the transfer window summery for Lirola. And the latter, questioned in the columns of La Provence, even confirms having been approached by another club, the Atalanta Bergamo .

“Sampaoli was waiting for me”

“A doubt when Atalanta coveted me? Jorge was waiting for me, Pablo continued to negotiate with Fiorentina… The interest of Atalanta came to my ears, and although I would love to play the Champions League, I immediately told my agent that I only wanted to play for OM. If the negotiations had not been able to be concluded with Marseille, we would have studied the other offers ”, indicates Lirola , who therefore absolutely wanted to find Jorge Sampaoli at the OM despite the interest of Atalanta.

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