As the summer transfer window unfolds, Olympique de Marseille (OM) president Pablo Longoria has been actively seeking attacking reinforcements. One player who was considered was Folarin Balogun. However, recent reports indicate that OM has abandoned the pursuit of Balogun due to the high price associated with the American player.
Additionally, there have been no concrete developments regarding a potential move for Wissam Ben Yedder, the AS Monaco striker.
Folarin Balogun’s Abandoned Pursuit
OM had shown interest in securing the services of Folarin Balogun to bolster their attacking options. However, according to information from The OM Minute, Pablo Longoria has decided against pursuing Balogun.
The exact reasons for this abandonment are unspecified, but it is likely due to the player’s high price, which might strain OM’s finances. This decision comes after OM’s recent expenditure of €32 million to sign Portuguese striker Vitinha.
Supporters’ Disappointment and Balogun’s Remarks
The news of OM discontinuing their pursuit of Balogun comes as a blow to the supporters who had high hopes for his arrival.
Balogun’s recent remarks about the atmosphere at the Vélodrome stadium had fueled excitement among fans. However, the future collaboration between Olympique de Marseille and Folarin Balogun remains uncertain, as any potential move will not happen at present.
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No Progress with Wissam Ben Yedder
Another player linked with OM is Wissam Ben Yedder, the talented striker from AS Monaco. Despite pleasing the Marseille leadership, The OM Minute reports that no concrete developments have taken place.
There have been no contacts established either with the player or AS Monaco. Moreover, Ben Yedder’s significant salary could pose a challenge for negotiations in the future. Pablo Longoria will need to explore alternative options to address Marcelino’s offensive requirements.
OM’s summer transfer activities have taken a turn as the pursuit of Folarin Balogun has been abandoned due to financial considerations. The disappointment among supporters is palpable, given Balogun’s recent remarks about the Vélodrome stadium.
Furthermore, there have been no substantial developments regarding Wissam Ben Yedder, leaving OM to explore other avenues to strengthen their attacking options. As the transfer window progresses, OM’s fans eagerly await further updates and potential new signings.