Little used by coach Igor Tudor in the first part of the season, centre-back Isaak Tour could temporarily leave Olympique de Marseille this winter. Discussions are underway for a Ligue 1 loan to AJ Auxerre.
Isaak Tour could be loaned to AJ Auxerre.
We always have to think about players who are less used in the squad. You should always ask yourself this question. It can be similar cases because they are investments for the club.
In mid-November, the president of Olympique de Marseille Pablo Longoria admitted that he had thought about the situation of central defender Isaak Tour and striker Luis Suarez, recruited last summer and little used in the first part of the season. While the Colombian has already taken the direction of Almeria (ready with a potentially mandatory purchase option), the Frenchman should follow suit this winter…
Trip on the way to Auxerre?
Tour was recruited for €7m (including bonus) from Le Havre and has only made 5 appearances (in 0 spells) in Ligue 1 since his arrival at OM. Despite having three central defenders, OM coach Igor Tudor did not include him in his rotation. And the exclusion of reigning vice-champion France from all European competitions should not help his situation in the second half of the season.
According to information from insider Mohamed Toubache-Ter on Tuesday, the 19-year-old talent could thus take the direction of Auxerre as part of a loan! At the same time, journalist Luca Bendoni clarifies that the two L1 teams have not yet found common ground, but are discussing a temporary sale, without a purchase option, for the second part of this exercise.
A way to gain experience in L1
Unlike Suarez, with a definitive sale hoped for via his OA, Tour is still in OM’s long-term plans. With his profile and potential, he remains a player highly valued by Longoria, who dreams of a future XXL win. On paper, a loan at a less elegant stable at L1 seems a good option to allow him to gain experience. And AJA, 2nd worst defense in the championship, can guarantee him an important role to develop.
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