Mercato OM: Fabio Grosso leaves Frosinone

15/06/23 14:18 by Fabien Borne

At the end of his contract with Frosinone, whom he promoted to Serie A, Fabio Grosso has decided to leave the Italian club, according to the Italian press, who are still considering him for a move to OM.

OM have been looking for a successor to Igor Tudor for the past two weeks, and are still waiting to hear from Marcelo Gallardo, widely considered to be Pablo Longoria's priority. The Argentinian is taking his time, however, and this is starting to seriously irritate the Marseille management, who were hoping for a response yesterday and are therefore working on other leads, just in case.

The possibility of Fabio Grosso was revealed last week by the Italian press, before being dismissed by La Provence on Tuesday. However, the 2006 world champion is now free of any contract after deciding not to extend his lease with Frosinone, the club he helped climb the Serie A ladder and which had offered him a further two years.

Fabio Grosso, OM's plan B?

According to Sky Italia, the former OL left-back informed Frosinone's management last night. This morning, La Gazzetta dello Sport confirms this, adding that Grosso has decided to leave "probably because he is in pole position to manage Marseille". A club where he could reunite with Javier Ribalta, with whom he worked at Juventus. According to La Gazzetta, Grosso is also of interest to Genoa Sampdoria, relegated to Serie B.

In France, FootMercato reports that Fabio Grosso is OM's Plan B behind Marcelo Gallardo. The name of Paulo Fonseca also comes up regularly, but the latter is under contract at LOSC until 2024. Finally, according to Italian journalist Nicolò Schira, who first announced Javier Ribalta's arrival at OM, Fabio Grosso is no longer in the running to sign for Marseille, but is interested in Sampdoria and Parma - Ribalta's former club.