Marseille president comments on Juve linked Milik’s possible departure

by | Jan 14, 2022 20:58

Olympique Marseille president Pablo Longoria has provided an update on the future of Juventus linked forward Arkadiusz Milik.

The Bianconeri have been linked with the Polish forward for some time now, wanting to sign a proven goalscorer in this month’s transfer window, and the recent injury to Federico Chiesa means that an attacking reinforcement is a must before the market closes in 17 days time.

Longoria discussed the future of Milik in a press conference earlier today when asked if he’ll leave the club, suggesting that a departure was not on the cards.

“Absolutely not! We said we needed this type of striker. Bakambu has played as an outside player, as a second striker, as a first striker.

“He is a player that offers many individual solutions. In today’s market, it’s hard to find. It’s increasingly rare.”

The 27-year-old Milik, who joined Olympique Marseille on a loan deal with an obligation to buy clause attached from Napoli in January last year, has struggled to impress this season under coach Jorge Sampaoli. The forward has scored one goal in 10 Ligue 1 appearances, being more prolific in Europe, netting four times in five Europa League matches.

Juventus have been linked with a variety of attacking players during this month’s transfer window, with Milik being one of the most repeated names. Other targets include Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic.

epa09564790 Arkadiusz MILIK of Olympique Marseille reacts during the UEFA Europa League Group E soccer match between Olympique Marseille and SS Lazio at the Velodrome Stadium in Marseille, southern France, 04 November 2021. EPA-EFE/ALEXANDRE DIMOU


  1. Chris

    If Juve sign Milik as their main striker I will cry. Not even second rate, he is 3rd rate.

  2. Interello

    I don’t know why they don’t just go for Susan, get it done on favourable terms like they did Chiesa… wasting money on short term solutions just gives you long term problems like Ramsey!

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