Gerson settles accounts with Tudor


Presented to the press on Thursday, Gerson returned to his time at Olympique de Marseille. Back at Flamengo, the Brazilian midfielder scratched Croatian coach Igor Tudor, with whom his playing time was limited.

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61 TCC games

This is an epilogue that has been expected for several weeks. Hardly decided to continue his career at Olympique de Marseille, to the point of having dried up the resumption of training, Gerson has made his return to Flamengo. Last Tuesday, the Bouches-du-Rhône club confirmed the transfer of the Brazilian midfielder. Bought in the summer of 2021 by the Marseille leaders for 20.50 million euros, the 25-year-old returns to the workforce of the club based in Rio de Janeiro against a check for 15 million euros excluding bonuses.

All competitions combined, the international auriverde (4 selections) will have honored 61 games with the Marseillais (13 goals), for 45 games in Ligue 1 (11 goals). Holder under the orders of the Argentinian Jorge Sampaoli, Gerson will have seen his playing time drop significantly with the appointment of Igor Tudor, inducted new coach at the beginning of July. Used 13 times in 2022-2023, for six starts and two league goals, the former member of AS Rome will only have played a few minutes against Olympique Lyonnais (1-0, 14th day of Ligue 1 ), on November 6, for what will remain as his last appearance with the Marseille jersey.

“They spoke of frustration”

Facing the media on Thursday, Gerson spoke about his lackluster passage on the Canebière. Without regretting his arrival, the now ex-number 8 Marseille was cash on his relationship with the Croatian technician. “They talked about frustration… I don’t think so. We did great things there. It was the best moment of my career, we qualified for the Champions League. I don’t see any frustration, I did well, but unfortunately I didn’t have a good relationship with the new coach. I chose to follow my life in another way.”

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