Marcos Paulo very close to OM!
“Yes, I think that will be settled on Wednesday, the new striker We are going forward It is a small player of 18-19 years who will arrive He comes here to work, he is not a benchmark striker It’s a nugget as you often say, ”said André Villas-Boas after the match between Marseille and Lille (1-1) After months of research, the Portuguese coach has finally found his much sought-after attacking asset According to our information, it is Marcos Paulo (19 years old), under contract until 2021 with Fluminense
The young player (who has Lusitanian and Brazilian nationalities), very successful last season, and Portuguese U19 international (he participated in the Toulon Espoirs Festival in 2019 with Portugal, 2 matches and 1 goal), gave his agreement in recent days to join the vice champions of France If he has not hidden his preference in recent months for Spanish football, Marcos Paulo is, Brazilian sources, seduced by the prospect of evolving under the Marseille colors. André Villas-Boas has closely followed the performance of this talent for a little over a year. Last summer his name was already among the club’s potential targets He was also more recently tracked by Lyon and Lille
If some legal details are still to be settled, the compensation paid by OM to Fluminense should be more than 10M €, the biggest purchase made by the Olympians during this transfer window In two seasons, Paulo has already scored 8 goals in 49 matches in Brazil and provided 8 assists An eloquent ratio, which underlines its rapid adaptation to the professional world At OM, he will have the heavy task of supporting Dario Benedetto, Valère Germain, Dimitri Payet and Florian Thauvin in attack
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