Free of any contract since his free departure from Naples, Dries Mertens has still not found a base. If the player had the will to continue on the side of southern Italy, the Neapolitan team would not be on the same wavelength. And the Belgian could therefore go to OM…
At the end of the contract with Napoli, Dries Mertens could be an interesting player for Olympique de Marseille. According to several Italian media, the Belgian has been on Pablo Longoria’s shortlist since the start of the transfer window. While he wishes to extend with Napoli, the Belgian media walfoot announces that he will not continue in the south of Italy, and that the team best able to welcome him would be OM, despite the departure of Sampaoli this Friday.
An experienced player (35 years old) who OM will need in order to be competitive in the Champions League and in the league next season. As a reminder, only Samuel Gigot and Isaak Traoré have so far joined the Marseille ranks.
I hope to play in Napoli– Mertens
Asked about his future by HLN Sport, the 35-year-old player claims to be still in the dark about his future club… On the other hand, he does not hide his desire to continue his adventure with Naples, the club where he has been playing since 2013 after his departure of PSV Eindhoven.
“Where am I going to play? I don’t know yet, I don’t know if I will still be in Napoli or in another team, but I hope to find out soon. I hope to stay in Naples, but obviously I won’t say anything else, I haven’t had any offers, we’ll see in the next few days.” Dries Mertens – Source: HLN Sports
Mertens? He’s still a great player
Extract from the program “Apéro Mercato”, Byllel gives us his feelings about the Dries Mertens rumor, for him it is an interesting track for the position of number 9.
“He’s still an excellent player, he can also play in several positions. If we had an interesting salary budget, I would tell you that he is not a player you can spit on. Even if I’m afraid that at 35, although when you see Payet what he is capable of doing at 35 or 36, if he can get us a good year or two at the level he is at today today. The only thing that scares me today is Ligue 1 and the size, he’s a bit frail, a bit light for Ligue 1, but he can hurt too. » Byllel – Source: Football Club of Marseille 09/06/2022