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Defender Chooses Olympique Marseille Over Multiple Suitors in €11m Deal

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Lilian Brassier’s transfer to Olympique Marseille has been confirmed, marking a significant move for the French club. The 24-year-old centre-back from Stade Brestois 29 will join Marseille in a deal that includes an €11 million package. This transfer is a strategic addition to Marseille’s defensive lineup as they aim to strengthen their squad.

  • The deal includes an €11 million package with a loan and obligation to buy clause.
  • Brassier signs a five-year deal, rejecting offers from several clubs.
  • Brassier’s versatility as a centre-back and left-back makes him a valuable addition.

Brassier Joins Olympique Marseille

Lilian Brassier, the 24-year-old centre-back from Stade Brestois 29, is set to join Olympique Marseille in a highly-anticipated transfer. According to Fabrizio Romano, a verbal agreement has been reached between Marseille and Brest, with an €11 million total package, including add-ons. The deal will initially see Brassier join on loan, with an obligation to buy clause and a sell-on clause.

This transfer is significant for Marseille as they look to strengthen their defensive lineup. Brassier, who can also play as a left-back, has shown considerable versatility and skill, making him a valuable addition to the team. His decision to join Marseille came after rejecting offers from several other clubs, highlighting his commitment to the Marseille project.

Career Highlights and Statistics

Brassier’s career began in the youth ranks, where he played for Val-d’Argenteuil, RFC Argenteuil, and Stade Rennais. He made his professional debut with Stade Rennais FC before moving to Stade Brestois 29 in 2021. Throughout his career, Brassier has demonstrated his defensive prowess, earning five caps with the France U20 team.

Youth Clubs:

  • Val-d’Argenteuil: 2006-2010
  • RFC Argenteuil: 2010-2013
  • Stade Rennais: 2013-2017

Professional Clubs:

  • Stade Rennais FC: 2017-2021
  • Stade Brestois 29: 2021-Present

Transfer History:

  • Stade Rennais to Stade Brestois 29: July 1, 2021
    • Contract Details: Expires June 30, 2025
    • Sell-on Clause: Stade Rennais entitled to 20% of any guaranteed amount above €1,750,000 for future sales post-June 30, 2022.

Olympique Marseille’s Strategic Moves

This transfer aligns with Olympique Marseille’s strategy to bolster their squad under the new manager, Roberto de Zerbi. The club aims to secure young, dynamic talents to enhance their competitiveness in Ligue 1 and European competitions. Alongside Brassier, the club is also targeting other significant signings, such as Ismaël Koné, to fortify their squad.

For more on Marseille’s transfer strategies and other significant moves in Ligue 1, check out these articles:

Brassier’s move to Marseille not only strengthens their defense but also signals the club’s intent to compete at the highest levels. Fans will be eager to see how these new additions impact Marseille’s performance in the upcoming season.

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