Now supported by his new sporting director Javier Ribalta, the president of Olympique de Marseille Pablo Longoria was seen in Milan on Wednesday. The two men were able to discuss with a Torino official about the situation of the unwanted Luis Henrique.
Like many other teams in Europe, Olympique de Marseille cannot focus on recruitment. Movements will also be necessary in the direction of departures. This is indeed the will of owner Frank McCourt, reluctant to put his hand in his pocket this summer. The Marseille club is therefore working to record outings with particular attention to undesirables. We think in particular of Luis Henrique whose playing time has dropped sharply over the season.
Luis Henrique open to departure
The 20-year-old winger, who failed to convince coach Jorge Sampaoli on the left side, has started just nine games in all competitions. A difficult situation for the Brazilian who logically wishes to leave Olympique de Marseille. Especially since the ” nugget announced by former coach André Villas-Boas has a certain rating on the Italian market. It was enough for Pablo Longoria to struggle to send him to the other side of the Alps. With his new sporting director Javier Ribalta, the Marseille president was indeed seen in Milan with Davide Vagnati, the sporting director of Torino.
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It is not known if this meeting allowed positive discussions for the departure of Luis Henrique. But one thing is certain, it is that the Olympian leaders will find it difficult to recover the investment made for the former Botafogo player. As a reminder, the resident of the Vélodrome had bet around 8 million euros on the young talent, thinking he could align him at the forefront of the attack. A huge casting error that Pablo Longoria is trying to make up for this summer.