Transfers, Ligue 1 – OM announce the arrivals of Jonathan Clauss and Ruben Blanco and continue their transfer window
It had been expected for a few days. It’s now official: Jonathan Clauss is an Olympique de Marseille player. The French international signed Wednesday for three years with OM who had concluded an agreement in principle in July for his arrival with the Racing club of Lens and also announced the arrival of goalkeeper Ruben Blanco. The amount of the transfer would be 7.5 million while The Team evokes more a deal at 9 million euros more than two bonuses.
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Marseille is in any case the side he dreamed of to occupy the position of right piston in the device which should be put in place next season by the new Marseille coach. « A true straight piston, capable of repeating efforts in his lane, he has the ideal profile to fit into Igor Tudor’s playing scheme“launches OM in its press release. For Jonathan Clauss, this is a step further at 29 years old.
And in addition OM have their doubles in the goal
Professional since 2017, the defender moved to US Quevilly-Rouen then to Arminia Bielefeld in Germany, exploded in Lens where he signed in 2020. Fourth best passer in L1 last season with (11 assists), he during this 2021-22 financial year caught the eye of Didier Deschamps, who offered him his first selections this year (4). In Marseille, he hopes to continue his momentum to stay in the small papers of the tricolor coach.
After having already formalized the arrivals of Colombian striker Luis Suarez and three defenders: Congolese international Chancel Mbemba, Frenchman Samuel Gigot, 28, from Spartak Moscow, and Isaak Touré, 19, transferred from Le Havre, the OM thus offers a good catch, a reference to his position in L1. And continues its shopping to refine its future workforce. Because in addition to Clauss, the Marseille club has also announced the signing of Ruben Blanco.
The 26-year-old Spanish goalkeeper has signed up on a one-year loan. Former Spanish international hopeful who belongs to Celta Vigo where he was already number 2 last season, he arrives on the Canebière in a role of lining to compensate for the departure to Rennes of Steve Mandanda and to support his compatriot Paul Lopez. A file quickly settled by Pablo Longoria. One more while waiting for reinforcements in the middle and on the left with Jordan Veretout and Nuno Tavares as priorities.
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