Strootman nears Marseille

Gianluca Di Marzio has released an update on the situation involving Kevin Stroorman and Marseille.

After talking to the footballer’s entourage, Marseille made the first official offer to Roma yesterday night, though, it was considered too low. There is still distance between the clubs. In the last hours, however, the French club has convinced the player to move to France. OM’s offer to the Dutch midfielder rose to €4.5 million net per season and this morning he decided to give the move the green light. We now await updates from Di Francesco, who must decide if the player will be called for the match tomorrow.

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