As the end of the championship approaches, Olympique de Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli has tried to project himself into next season and drawn up the course of action to adopt during the summer transfer window which promises to be very lively, both in the direction of arrivals than departures.
Jorge Sampaoli projects himself on the hard way with OM.
While waiting to find out if Olympique de Marseille, current 2nd in Ligue 1, will keep their place on the podium and participate in the next Champions League, the Marseille 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, intend to continue to strengthen their workforce. With a clearly well-defined strategy.
Sampaoli is waiting 3 or 4 reinforcements
During a press conference on Tuesday, the day before the match counting for the 33rd day of Ligue 1 against Nantes, Sampaoli actually drew up the roadmap for the summer transfer window. With clear ideas and the desire to meet perfectly targeted needs. In parallel with the matches, we work with the scouts, the staff, we discuss with David Friio and Pablo Longoria. We are changing a lot about the preparation for next season and names that will do us good in our style of playexplained the Argentinian.
There will be departures. The most important thing is to keep the base and add three or four players who can raise our level. Of course, it will also depend on whether or not we qualify for the Champions League. We will have a meeting with the owner to propose names. We always follow playersdetailed Sampaoli. Sometimes criticized for its lack of anticipation and its reactionary transfer windows, OM this time has an interesting operation, focused on scouting and recruitment according to needs.
And if Sampaoli hopes to strengthen his group in particular in number, other recruits will also land in order to replace certain important departures. At least one in any case, with Boubacar Kamara. Indeed, the newspaper L’Equipe confirms the trend dictated for several weeks and affirms that the defensive midfielder, at the end of his contract, will pack up for free in June without returning to his training club. Champions, the minot will in any case leave a regrettable shortfall for the Marseillais, who could logically have claimed to recover up to 25 M€ on a possible transfer.
And that’s not all, while Longoria seems ready to fight side by side on this other file, the dolphin of Paris Saint-Germain risks well, in spite of himself, having to also seek a replacement William Saliba. Because if the French international, on loan from Arsenal, seems interested in the idea of staying on the Canebire, Atletico Madrid has just interfered in the file. A strong competitor for the Phocens, who will probably not be able to fight in the event of an offer from Colchoneros…
Another defender is also emerging as a potential starter, Duje Caleta-Car. While he has not found his footing during the last two transfer windows, the Croatian has found an excellent level and probably a good rating. Remember also that OM has already unearthed a successor with French defender Samuel Gigot, who will land in June from Spartak Moscow. The transfer window has therefore not yet started, but the Marseille management already has their work cut out for them, at all levels, to satisfy their coach Sampaoli!
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