The transfer market is in full swing and Olympique de Marseille is about to close an important sale that will strengthen its squad. According to renowned journalist Santi Aouna, Renan Lodi is close to joining the French club, and all parties involved, including Atlético Madrid, are close to reaching a full agreement.
The need to strengthen the left-back position at Marseille was evident. With the departures of players like Kaboré, Tavares and Kolasinac, new coach Marcelino only has Jonathan Clauss as an option in that position. For President Pablo Longoria, this deficiency had to be solved as a priority.
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◉ Accord de principe en passe d’être trouvé between l’Atlético Madrid and l’OM pour Renan Lodi 💣
◉ Le latéral brésilien a fait part à son entourage l’envie de rallier l’OM ✍️
◉ Advance negotiations between all parties⏳️
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Atlético de Madrid, close to closing an important exit
A few days ago, the Spanish media mentioned the name of Renan Lodi, the talented Brazilian left-back of Atlético Madrid. Although it is considered an expensive acquisition due to his prestige, the 25-year-old international player has a contract until 2026 with the colchoneros. However, it seems that Marseille have found a solution.
According to the journalist, the negotiations between all the parties involved are well advanced, and there is a verbal agreement between Renan Lodi and Marseille. Despite the interest from other clubs, especially from England, the player has prioritized the French club. After his loan to Nottingham Forest last season, Renan Lodi has been seduced by the challenge that Olympique de Marseille represents.
In addition, the total agreement between both clubs is about to materialize, although some details are still missing to be resolved. However, everything indicates that the start of this case has been extremely positive, and Marseille will soon be able to welcome the Brazilian international. It would be a great gift for Marcelino, who could count on a defense made up of Lodi, Balerdi, Mbemba and Clauss to start the season.
Atlético de Madrid is close to closing an important exit at an economic level, taking into account that it was not part of Diego Pablo SImeone’s plans and that his departure facilitates the incorporation of other important pieces to the team’s first team.