Orlando City are amongst three teams targeting a move for Marseille forward Valère Germain, according to reports in French media.
Germain joined Marseille in 2017 after starting his professional career at AS Monaco. The striker contributed 10 goals in 2016-17 as the Stade Louis II club won the Ligue 1 title.
France Football report that Germain is on the radar of numerous European clubs, in addition to MLS outfit Orlando.
Germain scored twice in 25 appearances before the Ligue 1 season was cancelled for the year – and having only scored 19 goals in three years, Olympique Marseille may well be open to the forward’s departure.
Orlando are yet to make the MLS playoffs since making their debut in 2015. As a result, they will be hoping that adding 30-year-old Germain to the roster may help the likes of Nani and Dom Dwyer fire the Lions to an improved league performance.
Germain is also attracting attention from Spanish club Valladolid and Germany’s FSV Mainz, according to the report in France Football.
The extent to which Orlando City target Valère Germain may be influenced by the Frenchman’s contract status. Germain’s current deal at OM runs through 2021, at which point he may be available as a free transfer.
However, should Orlando pursue Germain with any serious intent, we may see the 5ft 11in front-man in MLS before the year’s end.