Pablo Longoria must perform new miracles. Last summer, the president of Olympique de Marseille had managed a hell of a transfer window despite limited finances. This summer, Frank McCourt, the owner of the Marseille team, has set several goals for him. The first is to sell two to three players. A difficult mission, but not impossible for the Spanish leader, who has already had to sit on a nice jackpot following the free start of Boubacar Kamara at Aston Villa. Longoria must therefore slim down and bring in cash during this transfer window, especially since OM have been suspended by the DNCG.
The Marseille president has thus identified several elements that could be sacrificed. The Team cited the names of Pape Gueye, Bamba Dieng, Pol Lirola and Arkadiusz Milik, followed by Juventus. A long list that also includes Duje Caleta-Car. Arrived in 2018 in the Marseille city, the Croatian could leave for good, he who was very close to joining Liverpool a few transfer windows ago. At the end of the contract in a year, in June 2023, the 25-year-old player still has a good rating on the market.
OM want €18m
The Premier League is still following him with interest. But in Spain too the Croatian has a very popular profile. Indeed, it is not a secret, Sevilla FC is interested, especially since the Andalusians have lost Diego Carlos (Aston Villa) and they should sell Jules Koundé to Chelsea a priori. Reinforcement in defense is therefore a priority for Monchi, who is watching for good deals on the market. And Caleta-Car is obviously one in the eyes of the Spanish leader. But it will still be necessary to pay the price to convince OM to let go.
According to Sports Stadiumthe residents of the Orange Vélodrome are asking for 18 million euros to let Duje Caleta-Car slip away. A significant sum since he only has one year of contract left. But it remains a fair price for the market and given the player’s age and potential. In parallel with this track, Sevilla has also advanced its pawns to recruit Merih Demiral (24), on loan from Juventus to Atalanta Bergamo this season. Anyway, the Andalusians intend to strengthen behind. And why not with Caleta-Car!