Mercato Mercato – OM: a first failure is confirmed for Longoria

While Olympique de Marseille had made it one of its summer priorities, Mohamed-Ali Cho is heading to Spain. The young Angevin striker should sign Real Sociedad.

The president of OM, Pablo Longoria.

Interested for several months by Mohamed-Ali Cho, Olympique de Marseille is losing the battle for the young talent who is playing Angers. Unless there is a twist, the Angevin striker will not be joining Marseille this summer.

As announced on Saturday by Mundo Deportivo, the Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano and RMC Sport confirm this Sunday that the French international Espoirs is getting closer to Real Sociedad. The player has accepted the idea of ​​joining the San Sebastian-based club, where he awaits a five-year contract. The Basque team must settle the final details with the SCO to complete this transfer estimated at 12 million euros.

Longoria and Sampaoli wanted Cho

Marseille president Pablo Longoria had made the native of Stains one of his priorities for the summer transfer window. The Spaniard had been working for several months on this valid track by trainer Jorge Sampaoli. But OM’s arguments and qualification for the next Champions League will obviously not have been enough to convince the player to settle down in the Old Port. The Marseille club still has hope as long as nothing is signed, but the trend is no longer optimism.

At 18, Cho has already participated in 53 Ligue 1 matches. Still perfectible, the striker must improve his consistency and improve his statistics to reach a milestone (4 goals and 1 assist in 32 appearances in L1 this season). But observers are unanimous about the enormous potential of a player who possesses impressive strength, explosiveness and speed. A priori, it is therefore in La Liga that he could explode in the years to come.

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