American winger Konrad de la Fuente is close to leaving Olympique de Marseille for Valladolid on a loan with an option to buy, claims La Provence. Arrived last summer from Barça, he only played 21 games in all competitions, affected by several injuries.
Already a departure for the twirling American winger? Provence announced on Tuesday that Konrad de la Fuente would be leaving Olympique de Marseille to join Valladolid on loan with an option to buy. An almost obligatory purchase option if we are to believe the Marseille daily.
A departure to secure a place at the World Cup
Arrived last summer from Barça, the 21-year-old American international made a strong impression during pre-season matches with OM. He had already arrived on loan with an option to buy, from Catalonia. Option which had been lifted in January against three million euros for a current contract until 2025. But the following months were complicated for Konrad de la Fuente, who chained various injuries, keeping him away from the field.
In total, he has played 21 games in all competitions, managing just three assists and no goals. No longer fitting into Igor Tudor’s game plans, the American is therefore pushed towards the exit by the Marseille club, which has already separated from Nemanja Radonjic or Luis Henrique in the offensive sector.
Perhaps bouncing back to Valladolid, a club led by the Brazilian Ronaldo, De la Fuente hopes to find playing time and show himself before the World Cup.
Valladolid in pole position on the file, details to be settled
The club from the autonomous community of Castilla was promoted to La Liga at the end of last season and is therefore counting on Konrad de la Fuente to animate its left wing. The youngster trained at La Masia still enjoys a beautiful coast in Spain, but Valladolid seems to be the best way to attract him. Nevertheless, there were still several details to be settled and the file is, at this time, not yet closed.