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The Daily Bee (July 9, 2020): Are Olympique Marseille Chasing Balerdi?

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Borussia Dortmund v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Bundesliga Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images

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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.

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.

The Daily Buzz

I miss the non-footballing topics in the Daily Buzz. How was your Fourth of July weekend? Did you lose any limbs in a fireworks accident?