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Marseille offer Kevin Strootman to Fenerbahce for FREE

Marseille have offered Dutch international Kevin Strootman to Fenerbahce on a free transfer, Fanatik reports.

The 30-year-old made 25 Ligue 1 appearances for OM this season and coach Andre Villas-Boas values him.

However, Marseille’s precarious financial position, which led to Financial Fair Play breaches, means they looking to cut costs.

Strootman, who cost Marseille an initial €25m when he signed from Roma in 2018, is one of the French club’s higher earners.

His salary of €500,000-per-month (gross) is weighing heavily on Marseille’s accounts.

As a result, the Olympiens could let him go this summer, along with several other players.

According to Turkish portal Fanatik, Fenerbahce have been offered Strootman for no transfer fee.

The two clubs did business last summer when Marseille sold Luiz Gustavo to the Istanbul giants for €6m.

The new offer is an interesting one for Fenerbahce, although it is likely that Strootman will have other suitors.

Strootman himself implied that it may just be speculation, posting on his social media accounts: “While they talk…”

It must be remembered though, that Marseille tried to sell Strootman last year – something the player himself admitted.

OM president Jacques-Henri Eyraud told Europe 1 on Tuesday that Florian Thauvin, Steve Mandanda and Dimitri Payet would be at the club next season.

The Thauvin news will come as a huge relief to OM fans, after reports claimed he could leave for €20m.

But for the rest of Villas-Boas’ talented side, who have qualified for next season’s Champions League, reasonable offers will be considered.

Marseille could raise €40m by selling talented defender Boubacar Kamara, who the likes of PSG and Manchester City have followed.



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