Mitroglou’s position at Marseille unclear in summer transfer window
Konstantinos Mitroglou could be leaving Marseille in the summer, with reports suggesting the French outfit might be willing to listen to large offers.
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Back in August 2017, the 30-year old striker joined Marseille from Portuguese club Benfica, signing on a four-year deal. Despite moving to France with a prolific goalscoring record in Portugal, Mitroglou struggled during his debut campaign in Ligue 1, severely hindered by injury problems and requiring time to settle in and rediscover his scoring boots. Eventually, the Greek international managed to register a decent return of nine goals in just 19 championship appearances, earning the trust of Marseille head coach Rudi Garcia along the way.
According to stories published by Greek media outlet gazzetta.gr, Marseille have not spoken to Mitroglou about a possible transfer and want to keep him for the 2018/2019 campaign, but they could be tempted by big-money offers. Marseille signed Mitroglou for 15 million euros from Benfica last year, however if a team comes in with a large bid exceeding 20 million, Marseille would sit down for talks. Nevertheless, at this moment in time, only a club from China or the Middle East is likely to part with such money for Mitroglou.
Overall, Mitroglou has the respect of the Marseille management and they’re eager to see what the Greek hitman can do when fully fit over the course of the campaign. Interestingly, the 2017/2018 season was the first time in three years when Mitroglou didn’t score 10 league goals.