Since Pablo Longoria replaced Jacques-Henri Eyraud as President of Olympique de Marseille, the Marseille club have clearly changed their minds in terms of recruitment. A trend that was further asserted with the arrival of fiery Argentinian Jorge Sampaoli. As proof, many tracks leading to young hopes unknown to the general public, whose name is often Latin sounding, are constantly being mentioned.
In addition to Gerson (whose transfer has been formalized in recent days), Christian Joel, Aihen Muñoz, Thiago Almada, Giacomo Raspadori, Anselmo Garcia McNulty and Kerem Aktürkoğlu are thus some telling examples about Marseille’s new recruitment policy. And this is not over.
A promising left-hander
In Argentina, OM is definitely very active. After the interest mentioned for Cristian Pavon (Boca Juniors), TNT Sports Argentina says Vélez Sarsfield’s young midfielder Lucas Orellano (21) would appeal to the Phoenicians. The media specifies that Sampaoli would have a preference for Pavon and that Orellano would have that of the Marseille management. In any case, Vélez is obviously a club appreciated by the Phocaeans who were already targeting Thiago Almada. But who is this Lucas Orellano?
He is a left-handed winger launched in the first team during the 2018/2019 season (1 appearance). His playing time has continued to increase and, in 2021, he has 13 league matches (9 starts on the clock, 2 goals, 1 assist) and 4 Copa Libertadores games (1 goal) on the clock. Arrived at Vélez at the age of 9, Orellano is considered a very great hope for the club. This has also prompted its managers to extend his contract until December 2023. A lease including a release clause set at € 8 million. Already tracked by Napoli, Orellano said he was attracted to the Premier League in an interview with Diario Olé. Will OM make him change his mind?
🚨 ¿SE IRÁ PARA FRANCIA? 🚨
Además de Cristian Pavón, Olympique de Marsella tiene en la mira a Luca Orellano, una de las joyas que tiene Vélez ⚠
📌 Jorge Sampaoli prefere al jugador de Boca
📌 The direction of the club europeo quiere in Orellano pic.twitter.com/5vYEJobTy7
– TNT Sports Argentina (@TNTSportsAR) June 10, 2021