Marseille and Braga enter talks over Vitinha transfer

Olympique de Marseille and Braga are in talks over the transfer of young Portuguese striker Vitinha (22), according to a report from L’Equipe.

Les Phocéens are in need of a forward following the departures of out-of-favour players Luis Suarez (25) to Almeria and Bamba Dieng (22) to Lorient. Marseille were in the running to sign Lorient’s Terem Moffi (23) in a Dieng plus cash deal, but the Nigerian forward has agreed personal terms with the Ineos-owned Nice.

L’Equipe now report that OM president Pablo Longoria and sporting director Javier Ribalta are pursuing a deal for Braga’s prospect Vitinha. The U21 Portuguese international scored thirteen goals in all competitions this season with Braga. Vitinha is considered one of Portugal’s most promising strikers in the same vein as Benfica’s Gonçalo Ramos (21).

The French publication states that the player’s entourage is keen on a move. Talks are continuing between Marseille and Braga, with the latter standing firm on a €30m asking price according to Portuguese outlet Record. Meanwhile, OM would offer close to €20m according to RMC Sport journalist Fabrice Hawkins.

GFFN | Bastien Cheval

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