Lucho Gonzalez could be on his way out of French club Olympique de Marseille after his agent has expressed his client’s desire to leave the club. Gonzalez moved to Marseille for €18 million from Porto in 2009, and after two years of spending time in France, his agent Fedrico Simonian is adamant that his client is ready to move on.
The Argentine started strongly for Marseille following his move from Porto helping his club win Ligue 1 and Coupe De La Ligue in his first season at the club. This led to heavy speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal, but the move didn’t materialise.
Arsene Wenger is an admirer of Gonzalez, and although he isn’t getting any younger he would bring a sense of leadership to the team. While his versatility is a great asset to have, he is most lethal and influential at the heart of the midfield. His ability to control and command his midfield and dictate play is the reason why he is so respected and admired. He is a player that could solve Arsenal’s problems; they are known to not have a strong personality in their midfield and could prove dividends if Arsenal made a concrete move for the Argentine.
Arsenal are not the only team to have enquired about Gonzalez, he has previously been linked with a move to Italy with Roma and Fiorentina showing an interest.
Now his agent Simonian believes it is time for his client to make that next step up in his career:
“You’ll have to ask Marseille why he wasn’t allowed to leave in August.
Like every player he wants to make progress. He wants to be transferred to the Italian, Spanish or English leagues.
Of course, he will be transferred to a team that deserves and appreciates him.”