Mercato | Mercato – OM: Departures, arrivals… Things will change at OM this winter!

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Posted January 9, 2022 at 12:30 pm by TM

Great host of the last summer transfer window, OM could once again be talked about during this month of January. Whether in the direction of departures or arrivals, things are going to be hectic on the Canebière.

In February 2021, Frank McCourt breathed new life into his project at OM by appointing Pablo Longoria as president, while Jorge Sampaoli had come on the sidelines. A project that really got off the ground during the last summer transfer window. Indeed, the Argentine coach had taken advantage of the offseason to build a squad in his image and for that, he was able to count on his president. In the summer, Longoria had promised ten recruits and he kept his word. However, this is not yet enough for Sampaoli . Indeed, the OM coach believes his squad is still a bit short. Thus, he expects recruits during this month, but before being able to recruit, he will have to sell.

Departures to be settled …

Recently, at a press conference, Jorge Sampaoli was clear about the need to sell the OM . “Leaving before hiring is a logical process, we must reduce the payroll before hiring. Sales condition purchases, ”he assured. Pablo Longoria will therefore have to scramble before bringing in new players. Moreover, the president of the OM would have been arrested by Frank McCourt about departures on the Canebière. As revealed by L’Equipe, the target would have been set at € 30m in sales. The downsizing operation has already started with the loan with option to buy Jordan Amavi at OGC Nice , but it is far from over. . And when it comes to evoking the departures at OM , all eyes are on Duje Caleta-Car which is today one of the most large market values ​​of the Marseille club.

… before recruiting!

So it was only after selling the OM may consider strengthening. And within the Marseille club, we already have ideas to come and fill the squad of Jorge Sampaoli . In order to compensate for the departure of Caleta-Car, a reinforcement could come from Russia. According to L'Equipe, the priority in central defense would be called Samuel Gigot , he who is at the end of his contract at Spartak Moscow , and who would make an arrival in France a priority. But that's not all since to replace Amavi on the left, the OM would have started contacts with the entourage of Sead Kolasinac , not in the plans of Mikel Arteta at Arsenal . At the same time, in the offensive sector, Pablo Longoria would have been offered the services of Cédric Bakambu and Youcef Belaïli . See you at the end of January to see what the face of the OM squad will be.

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