A true pillar of Olympique de Marseille under the orders of Jorge Sampaoli, Gerson no longer seems to fit into the plans of his new coach, Igor Tudor. With only eleven small appearances including eight starts in all competitions under Marseille colors this season (for 523 minutes of play), the Brazilian seems to be at an impasse. Worse, the midfielder has not contested a single game since the defeat against Ajaccio on October 8th. A very difficult situation that his father Marcao no longer supports. The latter, who is also incidentally his agent, got angry with the treatment that the Marseille club reserves for his son.
According to him, Gerson does not deserve to be treated like this. “I’ll try to be levelheaded, but I can’t hide that we’re angry. This is a very problematic situation. How can a player who is in full possession of his skills be left out overnight, with no chance to show his football? It’s incomprehensible. We are really sad because this coach prevents us from dreaming of a place in the group for the World Cup with Brazil. There’s so little time left to show up.” he declared to our colleagues from The Team. The solution, according to his father and agent, would then be to look elsewhere as quickly as possible in order to find the playing time he deserves.
Towards a departure from Gerson during the next winter transfer window
Continuing on his transmission, Marcao therefore spoke about the potential departure of his son during the next transfer window. “We are going to look elsewhere. It’s inevitable. We will organize ourselves to leave from the next transfer window. If Gerson is no longer important for OM, then we will find a club that will value him. Several have already come to light. We had no explanation from the coach. That’s why I’m going to talk to Pablo (Longoria) today (Monday) to find out what’s going on. Physically, Gerson is in great shape but he is sad and angry. And me too “ said Gerson’s father in the columns of the sports daily. A real stroke of pressure aimed at the Olympian leaders.
Contacted on this subject by our colleagues, Pablo Longoria replied soberly that he was not currently in contact with Marcao. The Marseille also took the opportunity to confirm that only the work of the midfielder would allow him to regain his place within the Marseille workforce. “He is a top player who must work to recover his place and is able to regain his level of last season” defended the strong man of Olympique de Marseille. The next few weeks will therefore be decisive in this case.