The epilogue of a soap opera on the Canebière and it is not about "More beautiful life".
The Brazilian midfielder Gerson, announced on the departure of OM for several weeks, will indeed leave the Marseille club according to L'Équipe.
The former Fiorentina and Roma returns to the country, in his former Flamengo club, based in Rio de Janeiro.
This is where he played in 2021 when Marseille broke his piggy bank (just over 20 million euros) to afford it.
Considered at the time as the best midfielder in the Brazilian championship, winner of the Copa Libertadores in 2019 (equivalent to the Champions League in South America), he was ardently courted by Jorge Sampaoli who then officiated on the Marseille bench.
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But a year and a half later, at the time of the finding, difficult to see a clear success.
The Brazilian international struggled to justify the amount of his transfer during his first months in the Olympian jersey last season.
If he was able to raise his head during the second part of the exercise to sign a completely honorable line of statistics (11 goals and 7 assists in all competitions), the situation deteriorated again last summer. when Igor Tudor took over as head of the team.
Only six starts in Ligue 1 this season
The Brazilian has little taste for the rough methods of the Croatian technician and the two men are torn apart during training in full summer preparation.
Despite their patching up, the current never really passed between the 25-year-old player and his new coach.
This season, Gerson has only appeared six times in Marseille's starting XI in Ligue 1 and has remained on the bench in three of OM's six Champions League games.
Enough to lose his place in the Brazilian selection of which he was not part during the World Cup in Qatar.
His departure for other skies therefore seemed inevitable.
At first, Sevilla FC, now coached by a certain Jorge Sampaoli, had come to the information but it is indeed to his native country that Gerson will fly away in a few days.
An operation which, still according to L'Équipe, could bring 15 million euros to OM.