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Marseille are set to signal Argentina worldwide Leonardo Balerdi from Borussia Dortmund, in accordance with media experiences in France on Monday.
French media declare that defender Balerdi, 21, was in Marseille for a medical earlier than signing a mortgage deal which supplies the Ligue 1 membership the choice to purchase for €15 million ($17.2 million).
Balerdi, who performed seven instances within the Bundesliga for Dortmund final season, is predicted to hitch his new membership in Bavaria on Tuesday night or Wednesday.
He’s Marseille’s second recruit of the summer time following the arrival of midfielder Pape Gueye, one other promising 21-year-old, from Le Havre.
The anticipated signing of Balerdi will please coach Andre Villas-Boas, whose staff completed second in Ligue 1 final season however wanted strengthening in central defence.