TO?? 27-year-old Luan Peres is no longer a hope. It is a confirmed player that Jorge Sampaoli has decided to install as boss of his defense. His start to the season is promising as is his association with Saliba.

OM conceded four goals in the first two L1 matches (2-3 in Montpellier and 2-2 against Bordeaux), but their new central axis Saliba-Peres showed good things. Like the other recruits, the 27-year-old Brazilian defender who was transferred from Santos for 5.2 million euros and a four-year contract seems like a great find:

“He was not one of the stars of the championship because he is a very discreet boy who does not make waves. But, in Brazil, he was one of the best defenders in the championship, which is a sure bet despite a chaotic start to his career. He is in the antechamber of the national selection “explains Eric Frosio, Brazilian correspondent for the newspaper Lâ ???? Equipe before telling us more about his profile:

“He’s versatile, he played left back even left winger, but a few times. I didn’t see him as a winger, but as a side he was playing his role. He can play four behind or in a system with three central, left axis. It is regular, without physical decline. He is a good soldier, very reliable without being brilliant.

Offensively, he is capable of going up with the ball, but he scores few goals. He is solid in duels. I would say he’s an average player. Among his axes of progression, he should be more decisive of the head because he measures all the same 1m92 ”.

In this chaotic start to his career, he already had an experience in Europe, at Club Brugge in 2018, but it was not conclusive. This bad episode should not happen again in Marseille according to Eric Frosio:

“He has to be more decisive of the head because he is still 1.92m tall. He had never left Brazil, he had known many clubs. In Bruges, he didn’t adapt to the culture, to the language, he didn’t want to go back. He will not experience any adaptation problem in Marseille because Jorge Sampaoli knows him perfectly, it is he who brought him to Santos.

After his Belgian failure, he got off to a really good start in Santos. It really is the club that launched his career. On the other hand, we have to see how he reacts to his burglary (after the match against Bordeaux Peres was the victim of a burglary while he was still at the stadium , Editor’s note), if he doesn’t mentally dive. ”

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