Mendes Makes Move to Marseille

Marseille have announced the signing of Lucas Mendes from Brazilian club, Coritiba, on a four year contract. The 22 year old can play either left back or centre-back, so is therefore not a direct replacement for the recently departed Azpilicueta.

Marseille fans will pleased to know that Mendes had managed to notch 2 goals in 13 league games for Coritiba, and an assist in the Copa Sudamerica too, suggesting that he likes to push forwards a trait fans have loved seeing in Azpi and also in Rod Fanni.

Mendes has developed well over recent years, working his way through Coritiba’s youth system to win 2 state championships, the Campeonato Paranaense, with the club and was listed as part of Brazil’s very strong preliminary Olympic squad.

News is still awaited on the on-off transfer of Joey Barton to OM, whereas Stephane Mbia may still be headed in the other direction. Interest appears to have cooled in Jordan Ayew, but a host of English teams are rumoured to be still tracking Loic Remy. Other players Marseille have been linked with in recent days are Milan’s Phillipe Mexes and Sochaux’s Ryad Boudebouz.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s