Marseille agree Lucho deal

Image: Gonzalez: Set to join Marseille

Marseille have agreed a deal to sign Argentine midfielder Lucho Gonzalez from Portuguese champions Porto.

Porto midfielder set to join French giants for club record fee

Marseille have agreed a deal to sign Argentine midfielder Lucho Gonzalez from Portuguese champions Porto. Gonzalez is expected to cost Marseille a club record fee in the region of 17.5million euros (£15million) and he has agreed a four-year contract. He is due to undergo a medical before sealing his move to France to become new l'OM coach Didier Deschamps' second signing. Deschamps has already brought in Cameroon full-back Charley Fomen since replacing Eric Gerets as coach and has now agreed a deal for Gonzalez. The 28-year-old has been a key performer for Porto since joining the club from River Plate during the 2005/06 season. Gonzalez is also well known to Marseille fans after scoring the equaliser from the penalty spot in Porto's 1-1 draw at Stade Velodrome during the group phase of the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League.

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