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Official: Leonardo Balerdi joins Marseille on loan from BVB

Marseille have confirmed the signing of Argentina centre-back Leonardo Balerdi on loan from Borussia Dortmund.

The one-year loan for Balerdi comes with an option for Marseille to buy the player in summer 2021.

Dortmund signed Balerdi from Boca Juniors in January 2019, paying a €15.5m fee for the highly-rated defender.

But Balerdi, 21, struggled and has rarely featured for the Bundesliga giants, leading to this loan move.

He is Marseille’s second recruit of the market after they struck a deal for midfielder Pape Gueye.

Balerdi will be hoping to revive his career at OM and add to his two caps for Argentina leading into next year’s World Cup.



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