Paris Saint-Germain who would monitor Benjamin Mendy, Stade Rennais which has not yet confirmed the arrival of Bruno Génésio or even Nasser Larguet who could leave Olympique de Marseille … Find the transfer information for this Thursday, March 4, 2021.
Paris Saint-Germain would have an eye on Benjamin Mendy
A former Olympique de Marseille player at Paris Saint-Germain? According to information from Sun, the club of the French capital would keep an eye on Benjamin Mendy whose situation in Manchester City has become complicated in recent months. The French international, injured at the start of the season, has no real playing time with the Citizens since his return last November. Pep Guardiola prefers Joao Cancelo and Oleksandr Zinchenko among others to occupy the left lane of the defense. Arrived at Manchester City in the summer of 2017 from AS Monaco against a little less than € 60 million, Benjamin Mendy could change tune this summer. However, this rumor concerning Paris Saint-Germain seems surprising since Leonardo, the Parisian sporting director, recently said he wanted to extend Juan Bernat, whose contract is coming to an end. Unless the negotiations with the Spanish left-back are difficult?
Benjamin Mendy’s best assists with AS Monaco
Stade Rennais does not (yet) confirm the arrival of Bruno Genesio
While Bruno Genesio is tipped to take over from Julien Stéphan, who recently resigned, Florian Maurice has not confirmed the information released in the media in recent days. The Breton technical director, however, assured that the former Rhone coach was one of the potential targets: “As I said a few days ago, following the departure of Julien [Stéphan, ndlr], we were obliged to start discussions with the coaches likely to be able to correspond to the project of the Stade Rennais. He is one of the people who are likely to match this profile, ”he told Canal+ before the match against OL. The Breton leader added that “it was necessary to be calm and measured to make decisions, not to take hasty decisions”. The situation could thus become clearer in the coming days.
Mikel Arteta kicks in on the rumor announcing him at FC Barcelona
The presidential elections of FC Barcelona are looming, and rumors are increasing. The Spanish recently announced that Joan Laporta, the big favorite, wanted to put Mikel Arteta on the bench of the Catalan club, in place of Ronald Koeman. Asked about the subject, the current Arsenal coach, trained at the Blaugrana, preferred to kick in touch: “There will always be speculation when there are elections in Barcelona, it is a huge team. Obviously that’s where I grew up as a player and there will always be connections. But I’m really focused on the work I have to do here, and there is a lot to do, and I like it a lot, ”he said at a press conference. The FC Barcelona elections are due to be held this Sunday.
OM: towards a departure of Nasser Larguet at the end of the season?
Interim coach of the OM first team since the departure of André Villas-Boas, Nasser Larguet should return to his initial duties as training manager next week, when Jorge Sampaoli will have completed his period of isolation. But it is not certain that he will continue his work in Marseille next season. This Wednesday, The team announced that the trainer would commit for the next two years at the end of the exercise with the Stade Malherbe Caen – a club where he already worked between 1998 and 2001 – to lead the training. However, Nasser Larguet was keen to deny this information after Marseille’s defeat against Lille: “There is no start for Caen,” he explained. But the one whose contract ends next June has all the same confirmed that several formations, including the Norman club, were interested in his profile: “Since I am with the team, it is gratifying. It’s not just Caen. Many clubs are asking. Today, I am with OM, ”he added.
Arkadiusz Milik’s first goal with Olympique de Marseille
Juventus Turin have exercised option to buy Weston McKennie
Weston McKennie is permanently transferred to Juventus Turin. The Old Lady announced on Wednesday that she had exercised the option to buy the midfielder loaned by Schalke 04 last summer. The Turin-based training will thus pay € 18.5 million, payable over three years. The transaction also includes € 6.5 million in bonuses. The 22-year-old is now linked with the Bianconeri until June 2025. The US international has quickly established himself as a good part of Andrea Pirlo’s squad. This season, he has scored 4 goals and delivered 2 assists in 21 appearances in Serie A.