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Marseille eyeing Juventus winger Filip Kostic

Despite a recent resurgence under new manager Jean-Louis Gasset, Olympique de Marseille are not yet guaranteed European football next season. As a result, the club is preparing for a potential overhaul of its squad.

One of the areas that Marseille is looking to strengthen is the wing position, and they have identified Filip Kostic as a target.

The Serbian international joined Juventus in August 2022, signing a four-year contract. However, after just two seasons, Kostic could be on the move again.

According to Italian outlet Tuttosport, Marseille are keeping a close eye on the player.

Juventus Open to Exit

Kostic made a positive impression in his first season at Juventus, contributing 3 goals and 11 assists in 54 appearances in all competitions. However, his performances have dipped this season, and he has yet to score a goal for the Old Lady.

As a result, Juventus are considering letting the 31-year-old leave. The Italian club are hoping that Kostic has a good European Championship, which would increase his market value with two years remaining on his contract.

Marseille’s italian connections

Marseille believe they can take advantage of Juventus’ willingness to sell Kostic. The club has good relations with their Italian counterparts, which could help facilitate a deal.

OM president Pablo Longoria worked as Juventus’ director of football between 2015 and 2018. Current sporting advisor Mehdi Benatia played for the club between 2016 and 2019. And Alessandro Lucci, who was involved in the deal to bring Joaquin Correa to Marseille last summer, is Kostic’s agent.

It remains to be seen whether Marseille will make a formal offer for Kostic. However, the player’s availability and the club’s existing connections with Juventus suggest that this is a move that could happen.

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