It is done. OM have a big name in football in their squad. By formalizing the signing of Alexis Sanchez this Wednesday, Marseille is betting on the past. The Chilean international, 10th for the Ballon d’Or in 2015, experienced the prime of his career with Arsenal in the mid-2010s. Double winner of the Copa America with Chile, titled in 3 major European championships (Serie A, Liga , Premier League), Alexis Sanchez arrives free from Inter Milan. He signed a contract for one season, plus an option.
If the arrival of the “wonderful boy” is a dream on the Canebière, the question is fixed on the physical condition of the player at 33 years old. Welcomed like a superstar this Tuesday evening on leaving the airport, the Chilean with 143 selections is eagerly awaited by the people of Marseille, in search of a big name in football since Mario Balotelli. The flocked number 70 jerseys (Sanchez’s emblematic number 7 has been adopted by Clauss) should gradually emerge in Marseille.
After a successful first outing for Igor Tudor’s men against Reims (4-1), OM travel to Brest this Sunday. Will the lawn of the Francis-Le-Blé stadium be that of Alexis Sanchez’s first steps? For now, a presentation conference of the new recruit is organized this Wednesday afternoon. Pablo Longoria meets the media at 4:30 p.m. at the Stade Vélodrome, which is likely to be teeming with supporters in its surroundings.