José Cifuentes, the ideal profile to replace Gerson!
In this period of the World Cup, it is the return of good transfer window plans. After After Bilal El Khannouss, Nino, Alexis Vega, or even Máximo Perrone, Ayrton Lucas and Attiatallah Yahya, or even João Gomes… we offer you José Cifuentes!
Please note, this is a « Good Mercato Plan » proposed by the Football Club de Marseille editorial staff. To date, this is not a current track for OM for the next transfer window.
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Even with relatively effective recruitment this summer, the unexpected has completely reshuffled the cards in the Marseille workforce. Pablo Longoria has already announced his desire to be active in the winter transfer window. With this in mind, José Cifuentes would have an interesting profile to replace a given Gerson starting!
FOCUS ON José Cifuentes
|Current club||Los Angeles F.C.|
|Value estimated by Transfermarkt||12M€|
Who is he ?
José Cifuentes is a 23-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder. This right-hander plays for Los Angeles FC in MLS.
José Cifuentes, a box-to-box midfielder who goes on races
Our colleague Pierre Gerbeaud (@PierreGerbeaud), who works for Lucarne Opposée from Colombia, offered us this good transfer window plan:
“There is this profile at LAFC that I really like, a profile a bit like Gerson, so if the Brazilian were to leave it would be a good idea to replace him. José Cifuentes is an Ecuadorian who participated in the World Cup with his selection. It’s really a good pick but the downside is that his transfer will be very expensive. Even if he is out of contract in December 2023, his club will ask a lot. He really has the profile of a modern midfielder, he is certainly more interesting offensively than defensively, he projects himself very quickly into the box. Cifuentes scores a lot, he scored 7 goals this season in MLS, and 6 assists. He goes forward quickly, he has a not too bad heading game, a modern player who recovers a lot of balls and who has a good reading of the game. He is not in the same register as Gerson in the protection of ball with his body, he is less in this register, but he is a box-to-box midfielder who goes on races. Efforts for him are not a problem. A good midfielder, the ideal player for me to replace Gerson if he leaves. He would still have to adapt to the intensity requested by Tudor regarding the pressing…” Pierre Gerbeaud – source: FCMarseille (12/12/2022)
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