Landed in Marseille in the very last hours of the winter transfer window, Vitinha is already impressing in training.
This is the most expensive transfer in the history of Olympique de Marseille. Recruited for nearly 32 million euros, including bonuses, Vitinha signed a 4 and a half year contract with the Marseille club in the very last moments of the winter transfer window. Presented as a great hope, the 22-year-old striker has already amazed people at the Commanderie.
According to information collected by the regional daily La Provence, Vitinha, who trained alone while his new teammates made the trip to Nantes as part of the 21st day of Ligue 1, impressed the witnesses present at the center of OM training. The latter would have been in particular “stunned” by the power and precision of the Portuguese, author of 13 goals and 5 assists in 27 appearances this season with Braga.
“Vitinha is a special striker”
On the sidelines of Vitinha’s presentation to the press, Pablo Longoria praised the finishing qualities of his new recruit. “Vitinha is a special striker, he assured. For his ability to score. He has the ability to adapt to different competitions, in Portugal and in the Europa League. In the various conversations we’ve had over the last few months, his mentality is special. He has the will to work, to impose himself and humility. These are questions that are very important for his profile. He’s a wanted recruit. With the departure of Dieng, we wanted a number 9 who can take advantage of the spaces and win in duels. »