While some of the supporters present during the incidents that occurred at La Commanderie on Saturday went to immediate appearance, Olympique de Marseille lived a last day of the transfer window on Monday. A day marked by two strong movements: the arrival of Olivier Ntcham (24 years old) on loan with option to buy from Celtic and the departure on loan with option to buy of Nemanja Radonjic (24 years) at Hertha Berlin .
The arrival of the midfielder took a long time to emerge. After close negotiations with Celtic, the former Habs international was unable to get to Marseille to complete his transfer on time and the steps had to be done remotely. Party in the evening of Glasgow, he was finally announced as Olympian reinforcement on the strokes of 11:40, twenty minutes before the gong. The team tells us that the former Manchester City and Genoa was not the first choice on Pablo Longoria’s list, but he ultimately emerged as the easiest record to settle in the final sprint.
The surprise Radonjic
The departure of the Serbian international surprised more than one. Rather in sight during the month of January, with a few tenures and a few goals, the winger had indeed recently announced at a press conference that he would not move this winter. And if Longoria was looking for a base for him, the solutions seemed difficult. The Iberian finally found it. Shortly before 6 p.m., when the market in Germany closed, the Hertha announced its arrival. And its purchase option, estimated at 12 M €, may suggest a great windfall for the Ciel-et-Blancs.
And if these two files materialized in the home stretch, others could not be done. Duje Caleta-Car (23), despite several offers from Liverpool, was thus selected by the sports management of OM. The Croatian international, under contract until June 2023, would nevertheless have seen himself well with the Reds … Invited to find a club, Lucas Perrin (22 years old) and Christopher Rocchia (23 years old) remained at the dock, despite a serious touch with CSKA Sofia for the first. With 6 departures and 4 arrivals, the Marseille transfer window was lively and, already, the next one promises to be even more …