Mercato | Mercato – OM: Longoria and McCourt are already in great danger for this winter …

Posted on November 20, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. by Arthur Montagne

Despite the demands of Jorge Sampaoli, who calls for reinforcements of experience during the winter transfer window, Pablo Longoria should have had difficulty meeting the needs of his trainer. And for good reason, the DNCG has decided to regulate the expenses of the OM.

In a little over a month, the winter transfer window will open, and Jorge Sampaoli is already ambitious. “We ask Pablo (Longoria) and Frank (McCourt) to bring in confirmed players. We don't have these players yet, I fight every day for them to understand our needs. Sometimes it is possible, sometimes not. It's not always the president's fault, we also have an owner who decides. But even if we lack experienced players, there is an obligation of excellence in this club. Which can be difficult, since we ask players who do not yet have a lot of experience to be excellent. (Laughs) But I'm going to lose my job because of your questions! “, Confided the coach of OM at a press conference on Friday. It must be said that despite the impressive summer recruitment, which saw 11 players disembark, Jorge Sampaoli had already shown his desire to have “four or five options” at the end of August. Recruits who have not arrived at the end of the transfer window. It therefore seems logical that the Argentinian therefore calls for the arrival of new players today.

The DNCG complicates things for OM

Pablo Longoria is therefore warned and will have to get to work again. But the recruitment of OM promises to be complicated since the DNCG will put sticks in the wheels of the Marseille club. Through a press release, the financial policeman of French football revealed that the OM is subject to “supervision of the wage bill and transfer allowances.” “This will therefore handicap Pablo Longoria for its recruitment, which will have to succeed in selling before strengthening. Even if it mainly relies on loans, given the fact that the payroll is monitored, it will have to be lightened to welcome a new player. This was already the case at the end of the summer transfer window. The OM had not succeeded in separating from Duje Caleta-Car and Boubacar Kamara , which delayed the formalization of the loan of Amine Harit , who had to wait for some players in the workforce to agree to lower their salaries, like Alvaro Gonzalez or Leonardo Balerdi . Therefore, Pablo Longoria will be faced with a real headache. While Jorge Sampaoli wishes to have a larger workforce, it will however be necessary to separate players for one to attract others. In these conditions, it is difficult to quantitatively strengthen the OM group.

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