Marseille offer Jonathan Clauss to West Ham

Olympique de Marseille have called Jonathan Clauss’ (31) commitment to the club into question. Les Phocéens are open to a departure before the closure of the transfer window, and according to L’Équipethe France international has now been offered to West Ham United, through intermediaries. 

An undisputed starter under Gennaro Gattuso, Clauss has enjoyed a strong season with Marseille, which has not only consolidated his position as a key player at the club but also seen him earn back his position in the France squad ahead of EURO 2024. 

Clauss offered to West Ham and Galatasaray

Clauss came off injured against AS Monaco in tears. Marseille feared the worst for their right-back, but tests have failed to show any issues. Foot Mercato report that this incident has led OM’s hierarchy to question Clauss’ commitment. Les Phocéens reportedly believe that their right-back is more concerned about his place in the France squad at EURO 2024 than about the trajectory of the struggling club. 

According to L’Équipe, Clauss did not train with Marseille on Tuesday, with the club exploring the possibility of selling the defender. OM are leaning on intermediaries, who have offered Clauss to Galatasaray, who are looking for a replacement for Sacha Boey, and West Ham. Meanwhile, independently of the club’s attempts to sell Clauss, Les Phocéens are looking to sign another right-back. Stade Rennais’ Lorenz Assignon (23) has emerged as a key target, however, the player’s €10m valuation has thus far proved dissuasive. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

 

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