Transfer Marseille sign Argentine striker

first_imgArgentina striker Benedetto has joined Marseille.According to beIn Sports, Dario Benedetto has reportedly sealed a 14 million Euro move from Boca Juniors to Marseille.This is only Andre Villas-Boas’ second signing in France.Spanish player Alvaro Gonzalez being his other. He arrived on loan with an option to buy.It is hoped that Benedetto can replace the goals lost to the departing Mario Balotelli.The eccentric Italian Balotelli managed eight goals in 15 matches. He left the club when his contract expired.Benedetto will be handed the coveted number nine shirt. That was worn by Marseille legend Jean Pierre Papin.It was rumoured that he was heading to Flamengo. But was convinced to come to France and be a part of Villas Boas’s side.The Argentine boasts an impressive scoring record. He scored 30 goals in 34 appearances across his first two seasons in the Argentine top division.Marseille needing to replace Florian Thauvin Taimoor Khan – September 12, 2019 Florian Thauvin is out of action due to an ankle injury which means that Olympique de Marseille have to quickly seek a solution. It’s…The 2018/19 season was hampered by injuries. Upon his return from knee and Achilles injuries he only managed to find the back of the net twice in 15 games.He did, however, contribute significantly in Boca’s infamous 2018 Copa Libertadores final. Benedetto scored in the second leg.Unfortnelty it was not enough to avoid defeat to River Plate.It has been a tough preseason for the French side, so far.They are desperate to hold on to their stars and try and recruit a couple of new faces.Andre Villas-Boas said:“We will see. In August, everything can change.”“I hope no one will leave our squad.”“We must wait for the end of the transfer window.”CORDOBA, ARGENTINA – JUNE 02: Dario Benedetto of Boca Juniors looks on during the final match of Copa de la Superliga 2019 between Boca Juniors and Tigre at Mario Alberto Kempes Stadium on June 2, 2019 in Cordoba, Argentina. (Photo by Demian Alday/Getty Images)last_img read more