Mercato | Mercato – OM: We are still waiting for the big recruit from Sampaoli…

Posted on October 24, 2021 at 3:15 am by The editorial staff

Recruited by OM for 25M € during the summer transfer window, Gerson is still struggling to justify such an investment, while Jorge Sampaoli had made it his top priority.

As soon as he arrived on the bench of the OM last February, Jorge Sampaoli would have quickly suggested a name to its leaders for the summer transfer window : that of Gerson . The Brazilian midfielder was finally snatched from Flamengo for € 25m this summer, with the most expensive rookie tag in the transfer window. And yet, Gerson is still struggling to shine with OM .

Gerson is skating at OM

Indeed, the 24-year-old midfielder has only scored one goal in Ligue 1 since his arrival at OM and does not necessarily live up to the expectations placed on him. Jorge Sampaoli had nevertheless assured his defense at the end of August at a press conference: “Gerson is a player who comes from a different football so it takes time. But we saw his qualities at Flamengo, one of the biggest clubs in the world. We are moving step by step with him. When everything is more developed, Gerson will be more important, “said the OM coach. It remains to be seen whether we will soon see the real Gerson

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