Steve Mandanda would have had little taste of his joker status during the past financial year. So he is seriously considering leaving OM this summer.
Steve Mandanda doubt. And it’s been going on for a while. The person concerned, from the top of his status as an Olympian icon – legitimately acquired – had a hard time relegating to the rank of number 2 last season – this for the benefit of a Pau Lopez who was not always free from all reproach . Except that he found more playing time at the end of the season. ” Due to the absence of Dimitri Payet until the end of the season, we needed his leadership “Explains Jorge Sampaoli, then faced with the injury of his master to play.
Lost at the end of this very special season, “Il Fenomeno”, as the Marseille supporters affectionately call him, awaits an update from his coach as soon as training resumes on June 29. Steve Mandanda wants to know where he puts his gloves and crampons before honoring yet another Marseille season; him whose current contract runs until 2024. A few weeks ago, at the end of a successful exercise for the collective Sky and Whitethe 2018 world champion went on vacation sharing his feelings with some of his teammates.
A Portuguese goalkeeper in the sights
” Steve Mandanda is in the dark. Will he stay at OM next season? Will he leave during this transfer window? So many questions to which the Olympian goalkeeper cannot find an answer for the moment “, can we read this Wednesday in the pages of La Provence. The player’s entourage is careful to dodge the question; but the option of leaving is certainly not to be ruled out today. Besides Rennes, Nice has been able to show interest lately. However, the Aiglons have just lost Walter Benitez (flew to PSV Eindhoven), but they would also be eyeing Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Whatever Mandanda’s decision, it seems certain that OM will break with one of their ultimate ramparts, the young Simon Ngapandouetnbu being promised a deal with a Ligue 2 club. Pablo Longoria would thus work on the recruitment of a new doorman. A reinforcement which according to the Portuguese media A Bola could be the goalkeeper of Paços de Ferreira (Liga NOS), André Ferreira, 26 years old. A former international Espoirs on whom the Marseillais would be ready to bet 1 million euros.
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