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Marseille new signing Kevin strootman will make Rudi Garcia’s playing XI strong

Olympique Marseille’s new signing Kevin strootman will make Rudi Garcia’s playing XI strong. After Marseille made Dutchman signing from AS Roma official, we went through Marseille’s squad. We realized they had a weak point in their midfield and Strootman is the right man to fill in that spot.

Luiz Gustavo and Dimitri Payet are experienced and star-studded duo in Marseille’s midfield. But, they were forced to complete their midfield trio with relatively unknown name Morgan Sanson. Kevin Strootman arrival made sure that they’ll at least have an experienced midfield trio in Gustavo, Payet, and Strootman.

Strootman arrival will also help Payet to play his normal game with more freedom. It will also help them to use their best attacking trio. They can play Florian Thauvin, Valere Germain, and Konstantinos Mitroglou as their three forward players.

Goalkeeper Pele along with left-back Jordan Amavi, right-back Bouna Sarr, centre-back pairing of Adil Rami and Boubacar Kamara completes their playing XI. However, Steve Mandana will be right choice for goalkeeper but he’s injured right now. Valencia loanee Aymen Abdennour will also be perfect fit in place of Boubacar Kamara as no.1 centre-back choice.

We know Paris Saint-Germain have got no competition in France’s domestic football. They are way too strong for AS Monaco, Marseille, AS Lyon, OGC Nice, or any other competing team in Ligue 1. But, it doesn’t mean Ligue 1 team should stop competing. They have to compete with Qatari backed club with their limited resources and make sure they at least have a playing XI able to compete in Europe.

Marseille have got that playing XI. With no injury worries, this Marseille team can give tough competition to any European team. Rudy Garcia is lucky to have good relationship with Strootman since his AS Roma’s stint. It helped Rudi Garcia to convince Dutchman to make a move to Marseille.

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