The French first division club Olympique Marseille apparently wants to lower the release clause in the contract for BVB loan Leonardo Balerdi. This reported L’Equipe. Accordingly, OM should want to negotiate with Borussia about a firm commitment from the Argentine.
The currently set amount for a fixed transfer from Balerdi is probably around 15 million euros.
The French should hardly be able to do this, especially since they are loud L’Equipe also wants to make Pol Lirola, on loan from Fiorentina, an official Marseille player. According to the sports newspaper, Olympique is also aiming to negotiate a price reduction for the Spaniard, who will probably be allowed to switch for 12 million.
Balerdi has been on loan from Dortmund to Marseille since last summer. The 22-year-old, who could not prevail in the black and yellow, is also experiencing a season full of ups and downs in France. While he was retired under ex-coach Andre Villas-Boas, the new coach Jorge Sampaoli now seems to be keeping bigger pieces on the repeatedly faulty central defender.