Argentina, Boca Juniors striker Dario BENEDETTO linked to Olympique Marseille

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Argentina and Boca Juniors striker Dario BENEDETTO is being linked with a move to Olympique Marseille.

Per a report by La Provence, Marseille are interested in signing the 29 year old. The fee is rumored to be €15 million, which is far below his €21 million release clause.

Dario BENEDETTO was left out of Argentina’s Copa America squad and has yet to play in Europe.

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  1. Cox, Dfox

    Yeah, I know. Got no problem with that at all. It’s the truth. British got no right at all to come so far to Las Malvinas and say that’s theirs. Like you said that’s British, more accurately the English for you.
    More opening of that Las Malvinas chapter here, will lead to even more political debates. So leaving it at there. They would conquer other people’s land and loot and exploit as much as they can and make colonies there and when others like them do the same, they’ll lose their minds and start war. What more to say, they don’t want nobody to migrate to their place, that’s taboo for them and they would isolate the rest. For them it’s okay, when other’s do it, it’s wrong. Textbook English hypocricy. This is not to offend anyone although it might, but just stating the facts.

    Coming to my point on USA, I was referring to Chile under dictator Pinochet’s regime. He was the supreme leader during the period you were referring to, right? Who made him Chile’s head by overthrowing the democratically elected government? That’s right, U.S. of A!!! So my point is , it’s not entirely right to blame the Chilean people for what Pinochet and Co did. It’s all Pinochet and the USA. They’re responsible, not the Chilean civilians.

    USA and England are twin brothers. Shithousery of the highest order. What they did to democratically elected Iran government prior to the Chile coup is another story. In Yemen, Syria etc they’re currently doing everything they can. And lone USA stories of that type will be endless, like you often say about how Brasilians get favour from football federations and Argentina suffers and you can write books and books about that stuff: the USA shithousery stories might need more amount of books than that.

    • hello my friend. i read your post and i don t have nothing more to add in your words.
      you speak the truth and i see your point of view.
      i understand you. things is as you said.

      so let say i put my sign down of your post as support it.

  2. I hope J Correa and A Correa are called up. They are young and have MASSIVE potential. They have just had banger seasons, especially J Correa. They both have pace and skill. J Correa brings more versatility in terms of attack and midfield as he can play both so he can connect team more. A Correa, great skill and pace. Good player to support Messi in midfield.

  3. batigol_cowcho

    generally i don t post anything politic too.
    just i mention Chile to say my point about Brasil.

    just allow me to tell you this.

    you are totally right about USA. no argue at all. things is as you said.
    do you know what is my problem with Chile?

    we know what to expect from USA or England. nothing good for sure.
    but when you take one knife in your back from your neighbor it is much worse the feeling.

    imagine that somebody from very far place come to your home to steal you.
    or to do something bad to you or your family inside your home.
    so that person from far come to your home and your neighbor instead to help you or minimum at least support you……he/she help the thief instead !!!
    he/she help the thief and support him as much to make bigger damage to your home !!!

    how you will feel then my friend?
    if you feel hate let say for the enemy coming from far how you should feel for your neighbor?
    with this neighbor that you live every day beside and your houses is next door?

    this is how i see things with Chilenos.
    i can have one friend from Brasil be sure.
    but i will never have Chileno friend.

    sorry if i make you tired my friend.
    just i wanted to make myself clear to you.

    friendly.

    • I hear you brother and I know exactly what you’re saying and what you mean.

      I posted about my extreme Hate for Chile shortly after Copa started, stating that the Germans and Brazilians are the enemy BUT you always have respect for them and we are strictly talking football and not the people, the SAME could not be said about the Chileans.

      I also stated that a member here, forgot his screen name talked some years back about how Chile allowed the British access to their airfield during the Falkland War when Brazil refused that exact same thing. Funny how that Chilean dictator was arrested and put on trial for war crimes by non other than the British when he went there for treatment in the late 90s…..LOL

      That Two-faced Vidal was talking shit about Messi before moving to Barcelona and been sucking his dick ever since the move.
      Lying about Messi abusing the REF. to get him suspended but talk about poetic justice, Messi missed one game and helped ARGENTINA into the WC while SHITTY-CHILE missed out on the very last day when they were sitting pretty in 3rd place and THAT MUST HAVE HURT LMAO.
      Playing against them the other day, you feel their hatred and venom for the Albiceleste…….I said it before and I’ll say it again, if that piece of crap country broke off S. America and sank into the Pacific then I wouldn’t give a damn.

      I hear you COX4, loud and clear.

      • thank you so much for the understanding my friend.
        i am very happy that you know some things about Argentina beyond football.

        yes what you wrote is correct.
        you know well the things between us and Chile.
        our problem yes is not about sports.

        i am happy that you know the history and you are able to understand the Argentina point of view.

        thank you again.

    • Cox, Dfox

      Yeah, I know. Got no problem with that at all. It’s the truth. British got no right at all to come so far to Las Malvinas and say that’s theirs. Like you said that’s British, more accurately the English for you.
      More opening of that Las Malvinas chapter here, will lead to even more political debates. So leaving it at there. They would conquer other people’s land and loot and exploit as much as they can and make colonies there and when others like them do the same, they’ll lose their minds and start war. What more to say, they don’t want nobody to migrate to their place, that’s taboo for them and they would isolate the rest. For them it’s okay, when other’s do it, it’s wrong. Textbook English hypocricy. This is not to offend anyone although it might, but just stating the facts.

      Coming to my point on USA, I was referring to Chile under dictator Pinochet’s regime. He was the supreme leader during the period you were referring to, right? Who made him Chile’s head by overthrowing the democratically elected government? That’s right, U.S. of A!!! So my point is , it’s not entirely right to blame the Chilean people for what Pinochet and Co did. It’s all Pinochet and the USA. They’re responsible, not the Chilean civilians.

      USA and England are twin brothers. Shithousery of the highest order. What they did to democratically elected Iran government prior to the Chile coup is another story. In Yemen, Syria etc they’re currently doing everything they can. And lone USA stories of that type will be endless, like you often say about how Brasilians get favour from football federations and Argentina suffers and you can write books and books about that stuff: the USA shithousery stories might need more amount of books than that.

  4. I always have high opinions on him, I like OM, I’ll be happy if he joins and I believe his playing style is what OM really needs but not sure if the deal can be done, the club has no money plus very unstable, I can be wrong but I don’t believe in Andre Villas Boas.

  5. If i know well the 3 Velez players (Vargas, Dominguez, Ortega) started the training camp before Panamerican Games, so they will play? When will release the final squad? Or Espanyol deny Vargas to play?

  6. oldeys are not our problem.our main problem is Right back,diffensive midfielder and a solid Box to box Midfielder.But you guys always attack Oldies.
    bring back to ( biglia ,mascherano,Higuen) …. can i say that?

    give me just one example of proper National team… whos 23 member , all are young, without experienced player?

    • Oldie haters blamed them even under WC14, Copas 15 or 16, when we were a real powehouse, scored a lot of goals and ARG was neirly unbeatable, just fckin unlucky, and played beautiful football sometimes like under Copa 16, scored 18 goals conceeded 2…they blamed that performance and cheer this mediocre show on this Copa, with losses, very few goals, chaos in tactics and on the field, maximum mediocre talents (compared to France, Brazil or England).

      • Don’t talk lies. You can do that because Mundo archive no longer keeps 2014 posts. I was against Higuain all 2014 WC. And it turned to be right.

        I Copas 2015/16 more old players should have been replaced by younger ones. For example Higuain, Mascherano, Biglia, Rojo, Zabaleta… Yes. I was right too. There should have been more fresh blood along experienced players.

        2019: so according to you we have “mediocre talents”?

        • No you were not right, they dominated these 2 Copas in perfect age. Young talents at these days? Like Lanzini from UAE? And who else? Pereyra and Lamela was there. Maybe Dybala and Icardi could be there in 2016 nobody more.

          • “No you were not right, they dominated these 2 Copas in perfect age. Young talents at these days? Like Lanzini from UAE? And who else? Pereyra and Lamela was there. Maybe Dybala and Icardi could be there in 2016 nobody more”.

            The general impression after lost Copa finals and last WC was that we missed something. Yes, we missed the proper time to introduce fresh blood. You mentioned “only few” young players. But think twice is this really so litttle. Higuain should have been kicked out yet after 2014 WC. Icardi easy could take his place in 2015/16. Dybala easily instead of Tevez. Lamela or Pereyra instead of Biglia/Banega. Demichelis was still there.

            What do you want to say is old false fable about lack of possible young alternatives. Yes, even players from UAE could be good alternatives if only coach has the will to find someone. New alternatives are emerging from nowhere if you are looking deeper. What was Palacios position when he got call up? He barely started to play in first team of River. What was Tagliafico position before he got call up? And quickly become our starter. But first needs the chance.

            Big lie is to maintain Argentina lacks talents for carrying generational change.

            Lautaro within less than one year after leavin local league is on par with Aguero in NT (if not better). What was the position of Paredes before he got the call up? Russian league player. De Paul? Lo Lelso, Saravia, Foyth – the players just showed you need not to have star status in Europe to go far with Argentina NT.

            So was in 2015/2016. Now it’s hard to say who could have been that generation successor in that time but the hidden postential was there no doubt. In Europe and local league too.

            This is only due to coach imagination and far-sightedness to pick future stars at their beginnings. So did Bielsa in 2004. The case is similar to 2019. Bielsa brought batallion of telented players from nowhere (even from Argentina reserve league – Mascherano).

            What we missed in 2015/16 was element of something unpredictable. We had stars that were well known for Chileans. Stars that were together for years before and which had not fresh ideas in their minds to get through Chilean defence. We lacked few young unpredictable players. Maybe like Icardi, Dybala, Correa, Pereyra, Nacho Fernandez, Gaston Gimenez, Salvio, Tagliafico or just some new name.

          • What is important is the long term result of that overdue generational change. Do you know what was the long term result of that too long delayed refreshment in NT? Of course the result was WC 2018 disaster. We went another tournament with mostly same names and the result was predictable. I’ve said before WC we will reach 1/8, quarterfinal at best, with possible group stage problems. My prediction was precise.

            That was really predictable because our coaches overslept after WC 2014 the right time to succesfully introduce new faces. Result was predictable. Copa rivals 2015/16 was not at his best. Final 2016 looked for us more impotent than in 2015. Then was horrible qualifers what was only evident consequence of the fact the generation is declining.

            Now you see how quickly Scaloni, starting almost from the scratch, gave us nearly same level as 2015/16 teams. Not because the current youngsters are already starts but because youth automatically brings new spirit. New hopes, not polluted by lost finals.

            There are football nation that always have enough resources to start from the scratch. Argentina is one of those.

          • “Copa rivals 2015/16 was not at his best. ” But still were at least 4 better teams than this finals Peru or washed up Chile, showed how inferior this Copa was. After Peru lost with five goals against Brazil, no comment…

            ‘with possible group stage problems. ‘ Yes you were right, only the lucky draw and opponents saved us from disaster. (Qatar, Venezuela)

            “Of course the result was WC 2018 disaster.” The scapegoat would be Sampaoli with his idiotic experimanting. (Maradona 2.0) and that France would kill this Scaloni team easily. Even biggest Scaloni fanboys have to except this.

        • Compared to these players: Mbappe, Dembele, Pogba, Laporte, Lucas Hernandez, Umtiti, Varane, Lenglet (5 star centre backs in the biggest clubs), Pavard (will be the 6th in Bayern) and potential superstars like Ndombele, Fekir, Aouar, Martial, Coman, Konate… or even Lemar, Tolisso, Diallo, Guenduzi, Rabiot, Bakayoko, Mendy ALL play in the biggest clubs or wanted by them for huge sums…so yes….we have two players on these caliber atm (Dybala and idiot Icardi, both of them in crisis) and maybe Lo Celso who still failed to impress on the highest level

        • “I Copas 2015/16 more old players should have been replaced by younger ones.” Players with same ages nowadays, like they was in 15-16, so need to drop by this logic: Armani, Marchesin, Funes Mori!!!, Pezzella!!!, Acuna!!!, Pereyra, Andrada, Rulli!!!, Kannemann!!!, Lamela, Meza, Ignazio Fernandez!!!, Marcone, Salvio, Battaglia!!!, Benedetto!!!…OK keep promote the youngsters but not your oldies, if you want to be consistent

          • You still can’t notice the difference: this is not about age only. This is about beaten, threadbare material, with lack of new ideas among. Andrada or Lamela might be not young currently just like some ‘old guard’ players were in 2016 but LKanneman, Andrada or Batttaglia have not participated in the NT past losts which is really significant impact for mentality.

          • I’ve said before Copa 2019: Messi thesedays is too much well known for our opponents to expect from him he will drag us anymore. And for the reason we need new faces to emerge during this Copa. The tournament proved the thought perfectly. Messi was in shadow, kept quiet most of the time, while the new motor were the new faces. Why? Becuase they have talent – of course. However another decisive reason is that they were simply more unpredictable for our opponenets, unlike old generation.

            That is another sense of generations change: new players = new ideas, spirit and element of something unpredictable.

          • Messi kept himself quiet, in the first 2 matches our new midfield was unable to find him in the right, dangerous eras to create him real goal scoring chances (even an old Biglia-Masce-Banega midfield was far more succesful in this and much more creative overall), so he had to stay so deep as never since tha Qatar match, and voila our chaotic and uncreative midfield start to create chances, Messi upfront is much more dangerous, but without the world class support from midfield (our midfielders are far from this level “yet”), ofc he is dead. But deeper he can get the ball, unbalance the enemies lines, and makes a neirly dead midfield quite useful. The price Messi wont score goals from so deep.

          • “Messi thesedays is too much well known for our opponents to expect from him he will drag us anymore.”
            The Messi who dragged a shitty Barcelona single-handedly vs PSV, Tottenham, Lyon, MU and Liverpool in the biggest matches, was so dominant than maybe never before? With a Suarez who scored 1 goal in his last 20 UCL matches, and with choker Coutinho? Really? If Barca defense didnt collapse he would have played his best season in UCL. But still the main difference Barca midfielders could find him in the right ereas with creative and fast passing, unlike our new young midfielders, so he can be dangerous, unlike miles from the goal line. (Not as much as peak Xavi-Iniesta but still.) Against Brazil our best players were Messi and Aguero. Messi best match in Copa, on the other hand De Paul, Acuna, Lo Celso and even Lautaro were their own shadows against a real world class opponent, so yes they can perform against Qatar or Venezuela but not a Brazil caliber defense. (yet) Aguero was clearly our most dangerous striker overall, played much deeper than Lautaro and still with most chances, most shots, most dangerous momets. (important role in Lautaros goals too.)

          • So yes Messi sacrificed himself to play in quasi deep lying playmaker role again since Qatar match, but he did the only good thing for the team, Lautaro is world class material, so our attack without Messi still fckin dangerous and can score goals, but our midfielders are not on these levels, (showed clearly why Lo Celso failed in PSG, and plays in Betis atm, Acuna and De Paul only average/good players) so an ARG midfield without Messi still dont existence in creativity. The sad reality.

          • The friendlies against Germany and Brazil will be good test to identify the Scaloni team strenght. So far against good teams his results are horrible (0:0, 0:2 vs Columbia, 0:1, 0:2 vs Brazil), dont forgive our last 3 matches in Germany: 1:0, 3:1 and 4:2 and 3 out of 4 winning parties against Brazil friendlies before Scaloni…with the oldies….

          • “The Messi who dragged a shitty Barcelona single-handedly vs PSV, Tottenham, Lyon, MU and Liverpool in the biggest matches, was so dominant than maybe never before?”

            Maybe yes, but:

            1. As you have seen another CL season this is far too little to win CL

            2. CL case is evidently not NT case. Messi in NT is not the same match winner as in La Liga. Copa America and La Liga are not the same level.

          • You don’t need ATM so called “world class” players to reborn Argentina NT. Choripan has said world class is defined by being starter in big European club hence only Messi and Aguero are world class. This definition is confusion and misunderstanding. If was true we should have not been competitive team for Brazil while we were.

            None of Bielsa Copa/Olimpic Games 2004 team youngsters was “world class” in these categories yet they missed only luck to win that Copa and won Olimpic Games. Within some time a lot of the players became world class. That because of Bielsa’s long sighting selection, brave and full of imagination searching for new players instead of burned out 2002 generation.

          • I remember few months ago you’ve said Lautaro needs first to score 20 goals in Serie A season to be ready for being starter in NT. This is very typical creation of unnecessary standards of being ready for NT starts. As you seeyou don’t have to be even established starter in Europe to have something to offer for white blue jersey. Path to become world class in club leads often first through NT positive performances.

          • Maybe, maybe not but Lautaro needs to step up his game in Serie A next season as undisputed starter…
            …if he continues unnecessary experimenting i will take my hand off Scaloni, build chemistry between the same 20-23 players, no more laughable 30 mans squads with different players, where some play 5 mins and never get called in again. Not so hard, start with this and maximum 2-3 changes if neccesary: Benitez, Musso, Rulli, Tagliafico, Acuna, Foyth, Romero, L.Martinez, Mammana, Saravia, Bustos or Montiel, Paredes, Ascacibar or Battaglia, De Paul, Palacios, Lo Celso, Lanzini, J. Correa, A. Correa, Icardi, Martinez, Dybala, Lamela and always the same players+DM, Messi, Aguero in qualifiers and Copa

          • Gonzalo

            to clarify –

            > Choripan has said world class is defined by being starter in big European club hence only Messi and Aguero are world class. This definition is confusion and misunderstanding. If was true we should have not been competitive team for Brazil while we were.

            I said world class means “a player has the quality to walk into most clubs and be a starter”. The title is held to just a handful of players – hence WORLD class.

            Being world class or not has nothing to do with being competitive against Brazil. When greece won Euros or Leicester won the Prem, they did not have any world class players but still got results. Again, not sure why you made that connection but that’s not what i meant.

      • Yes I agree with Gonzalo that they should have injected fresh blood. Even though the new generations are less talented than the previous ones, at least they can run and fight.

  7. Copa America champion… alves 36+, Miranda 33+, silva 31+ ,philipe luise 33+

    But here the 95% of Mundo people were Oldy heaters ,they are stilll oldey heaters, and they will..
    look likes they knows much better football knowledge than Scaloni, Tite
    looks like mundo peoples knows much better tactical analysis than Aimar, walter samuel and co.

    • Reyan, i m not hater of oldies. Arg NT nothing earned in couple of years. We can talk for tht. In the past 2 years we can see machirano biglia aguro otamendi higuain did nothing for arg.thy r completely flop indeed.or Thy cant convert thr club foam into Nt. So as an experiment a coach can built with a group of youngsters.tht is wht i m aimed.
      Players with an average of 21 to 25 age group can be a well built unit…

    • Samuel and scaloni, if thy r better in defencive coaching wht did thy done in this copa for arg. We can see lots of errors in defence

    • you got Di Maria and Otamendi on this Copa. They were below the level we need. They looks like past their best. Bring Higuain, Biglia, Mascherano, Banega and we will be stronger? LOL

      It was clear almost all our oldies (except Aguero) were threadbare and generational change long overdue. Being old (like those Brazilians) is apparently different thing to being exhausted, threadbare and tired by all the lost tournaments.

    • Age is just a number until playing at top label, modric won the Ballon dor at 33, CR7 is the best player in the world at 34 to same as messi no player comes close to him at 32. But most of the sports person past their best days in certain age, apart from messi and aguero no player playing at top label where otamendi Dimaria were supposed to useful totally flopped, they aren’t similar like 2-3 year ago. Your mentioned brazilian players still playing at top label in big club sothat age wasn’t problem. Germany 2018 and Spain 2014 is the clear example that with aging squad no team can performed like they were once.

    • You can have old CB, Juve has this pair of old CB since 10y but still works. I think it’s not urgent to replace Otamendi and Pezzella in defense as long as they are fit. But it’s important to have younger players in other positions. The key of success in 86 other than Maradona was the players’ energy. The team was young and dynamic with fast players.

  8. Our below 25 aged players playing more than our seniors doing. Lautaro depaul paredes foyth locelso taglifico dybla looking gud hard workers.
    So adding couple of below 25 aged players will be gud for this group.
    Also NT needs one good leader in attack and one in defence..

  9. 15 mil for Benedetto is a lot……
    I will never understand how him and lucas pratto got chance in Argentina team….
    When Argentina had World Class Strikers…..
    Goodluck to him ….

  10. Still has something to prove and if Boca agree 13-15 mln offer will got the chance. Boca has Hurtado and Abila on his position and should accept that.

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