Konrad de la Fuente, during his debut with the national team of United States

HE GOES TO MARSEILLE

The American connection that 'drives' the departure of Konrad de la Fuente from Barça

Published:24/06/2021 - 19:08h

Updated:24/06/2021 - 19:08h

Konrad is very close to leaving Barça. The canterano culé will sign for Marseille and a connection with his country, the United States, prompts his departure from the Camp Nou

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The FC Barcelona is near to concretise a new exit of the club in this summer, after the one of Juan Miranda with destination to the Real Betis. Now, the blaugrana, to fault of confirmation, traspasará to Konrad de la Fuente to the Olympique Marseilles, by 3,5 million euros and with a clásula that allows him to the Catalans remain with 50% of the rights of the American extreme.

From it does some months, the Marseilles had presented like the team with more opportunities to remain with the canterano blaugrana and, according to the last report, already would have closed the operation and Konrad will play the next season in the Stade Vélodrome, in the south of France.

Precisely, the culé will turn into the first pertinent player of the United States in dressing the T-shirt of the Olympique of Marseilles. It is a signing that, as they paint the things, goes further of the subject futbolístico, in both edicts. The Barça, by his part, trusts the young talent, but need 'cash' and his sale, in front of the interest of the French, presented like an exit 'easy' for maquillar the accounts a bit before the end of the exercise of the season 2020-21, this 30 June.

The 'phocéens', in the contrary case, queiren a player of quality and have found it in the Barcelona quarry. Besides, it is a traspaso that 'promote' the American connection, remembering that in 2017, the Marseilles became property of Franck McCourt, an American tycoon that in 2012 sold to the Dodgers, famous team of baseball in norteamérica, and decided to enter in the world of the football with the purchase of the 'OM' French by 40 million euros.

New key piece for the Marseilles

The intention of the American tycoon is to give back to the ones of the south of France to the highest, a task that has been very complicated in front of the command of the Paris Saint-Germain in the country Frenchman and the 'few' options that have had to shine in Europe. Now, with Pablo Lonogria of president and Jorge Sampaoli of trainer, from March, will look for in the next season go back to reign (or approach).

The 'phocéens' see to Konrad like a project of future that can be key for the team. McCourt Considers him interesting and a young promise of the American football and his big level, that has showed in the Barça B, will be an impulse for the Marseilles.

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