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Olympique Marseille Chasing Balerdi
Good thing, too, otherwise I wouldn’t have anything else to talk about! Joking aside, Mercato, a French outlet, have reported that Olympique Marseille are interested in signing Leo Balerdi, BVB’s young Argentine center back, on loan with an option to buy.
Mercato : qui est Leonardo Balerdi, recrue souhaitée par André Villas-Boas à l'OM ? https://t.co/PMj5iMuC2d— France Football (@francefootball) July 8, 2020
This probably would be a positive move for Balerdi’s development. Borussia Dortmund have a decent group of center backs, and it will be very hard for Balerdi to squeeze in front of Mats Hummels, Manuel Akanji, Dan-Axel Zagadou, or even Emre Can. Balerdi looked shaky in his few appearances towards the end of the season, so maybe he could use a spell in France to gain some experience starting regularly before he comes back to Borussia Dortmund.
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