According to La Provence, OM could have a little more trouble than expected to keep Pol Lirola. Because the option to buy the Spanish side Fiorentina expired on Monday, and because Gennaro Gattuso would like to keep the player.
He said it over and over again: he wants to stay at OM. And OM, for its part, wants to keep it. But the will of both parties does not mean that Pol Lirola (23), on loan from Fiorentina during the second part of the 2020-2021 financial year, will still be a player for Olympique de Marseille next season.
According to La Provence, the entourage of the Spanish right-back – who was in Barcelona on Monday with his representatives – is optimistic about the outcome of the case, but several factors could however complicate the case.
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Gattuso would like to keep it
Already there is the question of the purchase option. The latter, set at 12 million euros, expired on Monday. This does not in any way prevent OM from negotiating a new price with the Italian club, and this is also the objective of the Marseille leaders. But Marseille no longer necessarily has the “priority”, and other formations can point the tip of their nose. According to the regional daily, several Italian and English clubs would be interested.
The other problem is called Gennaro Gattuso. Newly appointed to the Fiorentina bench, the former midfielder also observed Lirola’s good performance in Ligue 1, and he would like to keep it. Even if, once again, the Spaniard does not want to stay in Tuscany.