The last Scotsman to pass through the Vélodrome did not leave an indelible memory with OM supporters. Will Josh Doig do better than striker Steven Fletcher at the club in 2016? First, the left-back will have to be actually recruited by the Phocaean formation. This is according to the information from the Italian daily Tuttosport. It is that the 21-year-old player has been playing on the other side of the Alps for a year and a half, at the Hellas Verona club.
5M€ from OM for the transfer of Josh Doig?
Olympique de Marseille are considering him to double up with Renan Lodi on the left side. Josh Doig is 21 years old, he is a Scottish youth international, he was recruited by Hellas Verona in July 2022 from Hibernian FC, for a transfer fee of 3.6 million euros. He has since been valued at nearly double that for Transfermarkt, at 7 million euros, but up to 5 million from the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES). This, for the two and a half years remaining on his contract, signed until the end of the 2025-2026 season.
A salary of more than 50,000 € gross monthly with Hellas Verona
According to the Italian press, it would be a question of an offer in the region of 5 million euros. Josh Doig receives a salary given on the other side of the Alps of nearly 645,000 euros gross annually. With Hellas Verona, he has played 35 games for two goals scored and four assists provided.
The arrival of Josh Doig at OM would be a good move for the club. He is a young, talented player with a lot of potential. He would provide competition for Renan Lodi and could eventually become his successor.
The transfer fee of 5 million euros would be a good deal for OM. It is a relatively low price for a player of Doig’s quality.
Doig’s salary of 645,000 euros gross annually is also reasonable. It is a good salary for a player of his age and experience.
Of course, there are still some risks associated with this transfer. Doig has only played one season in Serie A, so it is not yet clear how he would adapt to Ligue 1. However, he has shown that he has the potential to be a successful player at the highest level.
Overall, the arrival of Josh Doig at OM would be a good move for both the club and the player. It would be a good investment for OM and could help them to improve their squad.