L’Équipe report today that Marseille wing-back Jonathan Clauss is set to see his salary increase ahead of the upcoming transfer window, with his team having resumed discussions with the club last month.
The French international, who was reportedly the subject of an offer from Atlético Madrid this past transfer window, arrived from Lens last summer. In order to push through the move, the 30-year-old accepted relatively low wages – especially compared to the veteran signings that also joined OM last year, including Alexis Sánchez and Jordan Veretout.
After an impressive first season, which has seen him register eight assists for the potential title challengers, Clauss is now set to stay for a second year and be rewarded for his performances. Although, as L’Équipe indicate, the right-back’s team have indicated that there are clubs interested in a summer move, the wage hike appears to indicate that the Frenchman will remain for another year at least. In any case, Clauss has become one of the fixtures of Igor Tudor’s lineups, ahead of loanee pair Issa Kaboré (from Manchester City) and Nuno Tavares (Arsenal) – he will in all likelihood keep his spot after the summer.