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A flagship recruit of OM’s summer transfer window, Gerson has had a mixed start to the season with the Marseille club, especially given the investment made. However, that does not prevent the Brazil international from nurturing great ambitions for his future.
This summer theOlympic Marseille launched its transfer window in an impressive way by going to recruit Gerson who shone at Flamengo. Jorge Sampaoli, who knows the Brazilian championship perfectly for having learned Santos and theAtlético Mineiro, quickly made the player trained to Fluminense its top priority. And to satisfy their trainer, Frank McCourt and Pablo Longoria did not skimp on the means since, as revealed exclusively by le10sport.com, the total amount of the transfer could be around 30M €, a record for theOM. An operation which may have surprised since the first passage of Gerson in Europe turned into a fiasco. Recruit byAS Rome in 2016 for around € 18m, when he was only 19, the Brazilian never managed to win and his loan to Fiorentina in the 2018/2019 season did not change anything. Result, in 2019, Flamengo decides to jump at the chance to repatriate Gerson in Brazil where he will revive to the point of establishing himself as one of the best players in the Championship. At 24 years old and with more experience, the native of Belford Roxo has therefore decided to take his chance in Europe, this time at theOM.
Gerson sees things big with OM … and after!
And although the start of the season Gerson does not yet fully meet expectations through his transfer, this does not prevent the Brazilian from having great ambitions for his future. In an interview with Globo Esporte, Gerson is thus questioned on the possibility of seeing him join a bigger club than theOM in the future. ” I see my transfer as a chance to continue playing at the same high level I had at Flamengo. I arrived in Marseille at the age of 24, much more mature and with a lot more experience in my career. Titles won, individual awards … Quite different from this “boy” who left Fluminense to go to Roma. The club, the ambitions and the team gathered here also allow me to continue at a high level. It’s my aim “, respond Gerson before being relaunched on its short and medium term ambitions. First summoned by Titus during the previous gathering of the Seleçao, the player trained in Fluminense honored his first two international selections. With this new status, Gerson sees the big picture. ” To be known as an extremely successful athlete. I wrote my name in the history of Flamengo and now I want to write it to the Olympique de Marseille. I want to win titles in my career. Collective titles first, then individual titles afterwards He adds. It remains to be seen whether he will establish himself as a legend in theOM despite a slow start. Jorge Sampaoli meanwhile has no doubts. ” There always needs to be a period of adaptation. We find that he adapts well. He has become international, we expect him to be decisive with us, he was in his former club and if we ask it is that we see qualities. We will need his best version this season », Assured the coach of theOM at a press conference.