In negotiations for several weeks, Olympique de Marseille and Angers have reportedly reached an agreement for the transfer of winger Mohamed-Ali Cho for 12 million euros, without bonuses. But Marseille president Pablo Longoria still has to convince the player.
Cho, from Stade Raymond-Kopa to Stade Vlodrome?
Would Olympique de Marseille already hold its first summer recruit? In negotiations for several weeks, the Marseille team would have reached an agreement with Angers for the transfer of Mohamed-Ali Cho, according to information from 10 Sport.
Our colleagues speak of a price of 12 million euros, not including bonuses. But Marseille president Pablo Longoria, who has made the winger a priority for the next transfer window, still has work to do to complete the file: he must convince the player.
The demands of the Cho clan deemed too high
A lot of work, because his agents are greedy. And for good reason: Cho only has a year left on his Angers contract, which is therefore almost obliged to sell him. Given his young age – he who came of age last January – and his immense potential, the French international U19 is inevitably followed by many European stables, ready to do anything to achieve a good deal. It is therefore very easy for its representatives to raise the stakes…
And precisely, still according to Le 10 Sport, the first requests of its agents were judged a little too high by the Marseille management. For a player who, let’s remember, despite his young age, has only scored 4 goals and delivered a single assist in 30 L1 games this season. President Longoria therefore wants to lower the bill, and new meetings are planned in the coming days to achieve this. But be careful, because there is a risk of the jewel being stolen.
The C1 to convince him?
If Premier League teams are on the move, their salary proposals will be out of reach for OM, and Cho could give in. On paper, the Angevin winger seems to have every interest in staying in Ligue 1 for at least another season or two, to progress and gain experience with decent playing time, but recent examples show that French hopefuls are not are more afraid to fly abroad early. And success is often at the end.
What will Cho decide? No one knows for now. But OM still seem to have done the hardest part by reaching an agreement with Angers. A priori, the gap between the player’s demands and what the Marseille team is ready to invest is not huge. Especially since President Longoria will be able to activate other levers to convince the player: the Stade Vlodrome, the good atmosphere within a quality group and, of course, the possible qualification for the Champions League…
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