January 23, 2022

Caleta-Car urgently sold in the Premier League?

OM’s defeat to Galatasaray rekindles speculation about the future of Duje Caleta-Car. The Croatian defender should not make old bones in Marseille.

OM Mercato: A departure of Caleta-Car already planned?

It is a European evening difficult to digest for the Olympique de Marseille. On a series of four consecutive draws in as many days, OM were forced to win against Galatasaray to maintain the hope of a qualification in the round of 16. Except that the men of Jorge Sampaoli collapsed this Thursday evening on the lawn of Galatasaray. Beaten 4-2 in the hell of the Nef Stadium, the Marseillais are eliminated from the Europa League. As bad news never comes alone, the future of Duje Caleta-Car is also uncertain in Marseille.

Close to a departure during the last summer transfer window where Wolverhampton wanted to recruit him, the Croatian international finally stayed in Marseille this season where he is struggling to find his best level. Established against Galatarsary, Duje Caleta-Car missed out on his match. He did not really score points in the Marseille jersey. “His game on Thursday is not good publicity, if ever some recruiters were present at Nef Stadyumu”, assure The Team. Proof that the central defender’s rating is falling on the transfer market.

But according to the sports daily, “This will probably not prevent him from signing one day in the Premier League or elsewhere”. A plausible hypothesis especially when we know that the leaders of OM wanted to get rid of him this summer. Duje Caleta-Car may even be living in recent weeks in the Marseille jersey, because OM will push to sell it in January, the source assures us. It remains to be seen which suitor will go on the offensive to recruit him.

Caleta-Car to the cote in Premier League

Under contract until June 2023 with OM, Duje Caleta-Car retains good odds in the Premier League, where he is courted by several clubs. After a first failed attempt this summer, Wolverhampton would consider returning to the charge as soon as the next winter transfer window opens. The wealthy owners of Newcastle were also preparing an offer for his transfer. Which should do the business of an OM in search of liquidity.