As the end of the league draws near, Olympique de Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli has tried to project himself into next season and charted the course of action for what promises to be a very lively summer transfer window, both in terms of arrivals and departures .
Jorge Sampaoli projects himself the hard way with OM.
While waiting to find out if Olympique de Marseille, currently runners-up in Ligue 1, will retain their place on the podium and take part in the next Champions League, Marseille’s management and technical staff are already working on the summer transfer window.
Even under the threat of a recruitment ban, the Ciel et Blancs, led in particular by their president Pablo Longoria and their coach Jorge Sampaoli, want to further strengthen their workforce. With a clearly defined strategy.
Sampaoli is waiting 3 or 4 reinforcement
During a press conference on Tuesday, the day before the match counting for round 33 of Ligue 1 against Nantes, Sampaoli has indeed outlined the roadmap for the summer transfer window. With clear ideas and the will to meet needs precisely. Parallel to the games we work with the scouts, the staff, we discuss with David Friio and Pablo Longoria. We’re changing a lot in preparation for next season and names that will do us good in the way we playexplained the Argentine.
There will be departures. The important thing is to keep the base and add three or four players who can increase our level. Of course it will also depend on whether we qualify for the Champions League or not. We will meet with the owner to find some names. We always follow playersdetailed Sampaoli. Sometimes criticized for his lack of foresight and reactionary transfer windows, this time OM has an interesting operation focused on scouting and recruiting on demand.
And if Sampaoli is hoping to add extra numbers to his group, other recruits will also land to replace certain key departures. One anyway, with Boubacar Kamara. In fact, the newspaper L’Equipe confirms the trend dictated for several weeks, assuring that the defensive midfielder will pack his bags for free at the end of his contract in June without returning to his training club, leaving a regrettable deficit for the Marseillais, which logically requires a recovery of up to €25m in a potential transfer.
And that’s not all, while Longoria seems ready to fight side-by-side in this other file, the Paris Saint-Germain Dolphin, despite his will, risks also having to seek a replacement for William Saliba. Because if the Arsenal-loaned France international seems keen on the idea of staying on Canebire, Atletico Madrid have just chimed in on the file. A strong competitor for the Phokenes, who may not be able to fight in the event of an offer from Colchoneros…
Another defender, Duje Caleta-Car, is also emerging as a potential regular. While he hasn’t found a foothold in the last two transfer windows, the Croatian has found excellent level and likely good rating. Also remember that OM have already found a replacement in French defender Samuel Gigot, who will join from Spartak Moscow in June. The transfer window has therefore not yet started, but Marseille’s management already have a lot to do at all levels to please their manager Sampaoli!
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