Former Bayern Munich, Zé Roberto spoke out on his compatriot Gerson. Star recruit of OM this summer, the Brazilian midfielder still struggles to convince in Marseille.
Bayern Munich legend bets on Gerson
It’Olympique de Marseille welcomed quite a few reinforcements in midfield during the last transfer window. In particular, OM paid 25 million euros for Gerson, who arrived from Flamengo. The 24-year-old midfielder has committed to the Phocaean club for five seasons, until 2026. Only Zé Roberto somewhat cast a cold on the future of his young compatriot. Former Bayern Munich player, he believes that the profile of the Marseille midfielder corresponds more to the style of play of the Rekordmeister. “The one who would fit in very well is Gerson, he is a modern player, I like his football very much, he would fit in well with Bayern Munich. I think he would go like a glove in the team and Gerson would look great on the left side of Bayern, ” he assured the site O Fluminense.
Already regrets for OM with Gerson?
Star recruit of the last summer transfer window, Gerson is struggling at Olympique de Marseille. He has only one goal and one assist in 11 appearances for OM. Present in a press conference before the next match against Clermont, the Brazilian international to the three selections readily acknowledged his difficult adaptation. “It’s not always easy, my mind is sometimes a little blocked, I find it difficult to free myself but I try to improve, keep my mind open to focus on football. I have to break free and show the real Gerson here,” he explained. An outing that Jorge Sampaoli must especially appreciate. The Marseille coach pushed for the Gerson transfer this summer. Despite his complicated debut, the Argentine technician keeps faith in his rookie.