Mercato | Mercato – OM: Things will soon change for Steve Mandanda…

Posted on November 8, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. by G.d.S.S.

Confined to a role of luxury understudy in recent weeks at OM, Steve Mandanda made a very noticeable comeback on Sunday against FC Metz. And the international goalkeeper, who is struggling with this new competition with Pau Lopez, would have planned to take stock in the coming months with his management …

Sunday, while OM and FC Metz parted back to back at the Vélodrome stadium (0-0), Jorge Sampaoli had operated on an unexpected choice to say the least by establishing Steve Mandanda in place of Pau Lopez : “We want healthy competition in all positions, including the goalkeeper position. That’s what Steve played for. With the changes, it is important that the level of the team does not drop, ”said the Argentinian coach of OM a after the game to justify this strong choice, while Pau Lopez was an indisputable holder in the cages of the Marseille club for several weeks. Mandanda , who made a relatively clean copy against Metz , is not however certain to continue the adventure in the long term with OM < /strong>.

Mandanda will discuss with OM for its future

Indeed, as revealed by L'Equipe in his columns of the day, Steve Mandanda (36 years old), whose contract runs until June 2024 at OM, has already planned to meet with its management in the coming months to take stock of its future. And depending on how his personal situation develops, the former Le Havre could decide whether or not to change his mind, especially if Pau Lopez came to gain the upper hand in the hierarchy for the weeks to come. Mandanda should then certainly find a new starting point, but whatever the case, this file should therefore evolve in the coming months…

Pelé validates the choice of Sampaoli

Long lining of Steve Mandanda at the OM, Yohann Pelé recently spoke at the microphone of Amazon Bonus on this new competition with Pau Lopez . And the former Marseille goalkeeper felt that this strong choice of Jorge Sampaoli was perfectly justified: “It's a bit of a special situation, because I have always known Steve as a starter. Afterwards, he knew that the competition was going to grow, but maybe not so quickly. We see that the one who replaces him is present. After that, it's for the good of the club and as long as it continues like this, that's the main thing, ”said Pelé . It remains to be seen what will be the final decision of Steve Mandanda .

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