Compared to next season, the coach of Olympique de Marseille Jorge Sampaoli already has some ideas to train his squad. And since his arrival, the Argentinian technician has been seduced by the profiles of 4 OM players in the unclear future.
Jorge Sampaoli already has his ideas for OM.
Olympique de Marseille may experience a summer transfer window. Between the players at the end of the contract, the end of loans, the unwanted but also the elements courted, the club phocen could live a real revolution.
Appointed last March on the Marseille bench, coach Jorge Sampaoli, despite great uncertainty, is looking to discover his current squad in order to make his first choices.
Sampaoli to dj 4 names retain
And according to the information of the regional daily La Provence on Thursday, the former selector of the Chile team told his leaders the names of 4 players to keep despite an uncertain future: winger Florian Thauvin, scorer Arkadiusz Milik, then the two defenders Pol Lirola and Leonardo Balerdi.
Regarding the French international, he is at the end of his contract next June. President Phocen Pablo Longoria still hopes to extend it and this option, very unlikely a few months ago, seems possible. For the Pole, he is the object of persistent interest of European leaders like Juventus Turin. It is said that OM accepted a gentlemen’s agreement when it came this winter to sell it this summer in the event of an offer, estimated € 12 million, from a large cylinder.
The Argentinian has no guarantees
For the Spaniard and the Argentinian, OM has the hand. Respectively loaned by Fiorentina and Dortmund, Lirola and Balerdi can be definitively recruited, against two checks of € 12m and € 15m. But with limited financial resources, Marseille risks negotiating with the two parties concerned to consider lower price operations. In any case, despite his requests, Sampaoli has not received any guarantees.
With the president, we do not talk about the means for the following season. We talk about the needs and how to meet them. The economic part will depend on the president. If we do not have the economic means, we will have to be creative to be competitive otherwise. But the idea is to play with quality players and to recruit with our means. It is certain that if we do not put in the means, the project will fail. But the most important thing is to speak frankly and know how we are going to prepare for our goals. Certainly, we will not have the budget of the big clubs, but the idea is to recruit a good team with our means, confided the South American. Longoria now to play!
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