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Posted November 20, 2021 at 4:10 pm by AM

Very close to Dario Benedetto, Leonardo Balerdi recognizes that the departure of his compatriot was difficult to accept.

Former player Boca Juniors , Leonardo Balerdi joined OM in 2020 before being transferred there permanently this summer. In Marseille, he notably found Dario Benedetto, also trained with the Xeneizes. However, the Argentine striker, barred by competition from Arkadiusz Milik , left OM this summer in order to engage with Elche where it is loaned with a purchase option of between € 3 million and € 4 million. Leonardo Balerdi admits that he was disappointed to see his compatriot slip away.

Balerdi disappointed with the departure of Benedetto

“Yes, it's a bit too bad for you. He was a very good friend in addition to being a great player. We did everything together. For example, while going to training, I would prepare the mate when he was driving or vice versa. It was a bit difficult, he's an Argentinian and a friend, but if he feels good where he is (in Elche, editor's note). I'm also happy for him, ”he says in an interview with Foot Mercato.

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