From France: Strootman closing in on Marseille

French journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi of RMC Sport reports that Kevin Strootman is indeed closing in on a move to Marseille. Reportedly, Marseille’s offer of €23 million was a bit too low for the Giallorossi and that there are still financial details that need to be agreed upon between the clubs. Meanwhile, Strootman has given his OK for the move and was offered a five years contract.

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