During the meeting with the leaders of OM supporters groups, Pablo Longoria promised that the compensation paid by the Marseille club was slightly less than 15 million euros.
He wanted to make things clear. During the meeting with the leaders of the Marseille fan groups on Wednesday at the Stade Vélodrome, along with Frank McCourt, Pablo Longoria said that certain figures announced about the transfer of the Brazilian Gerson should not be believed.
The president of OM promised that the compensation paid by the Marseille club was slightly less than 15 million euros. According to information from RMC Sport, it is still necessary to add certain bonuses that can bring the transaction up to around 20 million euros.
A must in Flamengo
In a one-and-a-half-line statement released on Wednesday, Marseille announced that they had reached an agreement with Flamengo for Gerson. Trained at Fluminense, he took charge of AS Rome in 2016 for 16 million euros. During his two Roman seasons, he had not convinced and had gone on loan to Fiorentina, without showing much more to his advantage.
Flamengo had spent nearly 12 million euros to bring him back to Brazil in 2019. A choice that paid off since it quickly became essential in the eyes of the Portuguese Jorge Jesus, winning in particular the historic double Brazilian Championship – Copa Libertadores.
A very technical relay midfielder, Gerson (24) has played a hundred games with the red and black club Rio, offering himself a place of choice in the hearts of the supporters. He will now have to seduce those of OM, who can expect a somewhat lively summer, between the departures of the loaned players (Michaël Cuisance, Olivier Ntcham …) or at the end of the contract (Florian Thauvin, Hiroki Sakai. ..), any sales of important items and the arrival of new recruits. McCourt and Longoria, who repeated to supporters that OM is not for sale, promised them “a great team”.