Mercato | Mercato – OM: This strong message from OM when Balerdi arrived!

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Posted on Oct 17th, 2020 at 6:15 pm by TM

Lucas Perrin made a couple of appearances last season and saw Leonardo Balerdi land this summer. A brake on progress? Not necessarily.

During the transfer window, André Villas-Boas welcomed 5 new players to OM. The Portuguese received the loan in particular with the option to buy Leonardo Balerdi, who had traveled from Borussia Dortmund. Long followed on the Canebière, the Argentine arrives to strengthen Marseille’s central hinge, which was one of the Marseille coach’s priorities. From now on, Villas-Boas can count on Duje Caleta-Car, Alvaro Gonzalez, Leonardo Balerdi, but also Lucas Perrin. At 21, the OM-trained player who had great performances last season may have a little less playing time with the Argentine’s arrival.

“Additional motivation”

Nasser Larguet, head of the OM training center, commented on the possible negative effects of the arrival of Leonardo Balerdi on Lucas Perrin. And finally, this competition could be more positive. “For me in relation to Perrin, the arrival of Balerdi is perhaps an additional motivation for him. Young people really want to be in the first team. Kamara is an exceptional example. To earn your place on leaving the training center, you need to be very strong. There are a lot of players who are not ready to face the high level, ”he admitted in the remarks of the Football Club de Marseille.

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