Asked at a press conference about his future in Marseille, Leonardo Balerdi admitted that he wanted to be part of the long term with the Marseille club.
Loaned to Olympique de Marseille by Borussia Dortmund, Leonardo Balerdi has risen in rank since the arrival of Jorge Sampaoli on the club bench. The Argentinian technician placed his young compatriot in his central three-way defense. And despite his young age (22 years), Balerdi shows himself to his advantage by chaining tenures. If his relations with Sampaoli remain as fluid in the coming weeks, the probability of seeing him stay in Marseille is high. It is in any case the wish of the player.
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Balerdi wants to stay at OM: “I feel at home”
Present at a press conference this Thursday, Balerdi explained that he wanted to stay in Marseille next season. “ I feel good here, it’s a bit like Argentina, I feel like home. We started talking about next season. I’m comfortable with that, explained the young Argentinian. But it doesn’t just depend on me, it also depends on Dortmund. But yes, I would like to continue here. OM is the biggest club in France. It’s a club where we have more pressure than other clubs and the players must be aware of that ”. Balerdi, under contract with the BvB until 2023, is estimated to be worth 14 million euros. OM may already have their defender, on condition of paying this tidy sum …