Two days before the trip to Montpellier on behalf of the 32nd day of Ligue 1, OM coach Jorge Sampaoli gave some clues about the Olympian club’s next transfer window.
But where is Olympique de Marseille going? Difficult to say then that the 2020-2021 season has not yet delivered all its answers. After 31 days in Ligue 1, OM are 6th and can still dream of playing in a European Cup next season. But while the Marseille team will travel to Montpellier on Saturday (9 p.m.) on behalf of the 32nd day, Jorge Sampaoli does not yet know what the envelope will be allocated to recruitment.
“We are not talking about the necessary means for the coming season, said the Argentinean on Thursday at a press conference. We are thinking about how to meet the needs of the club. If it has to go through an economic aspect, then this question must d ‘address to the owner (Frank McCourt). And if this possibility is not possible, it will be necessary to be creative to have a competitive squad, otherwise this club must have quality players, ready to fight. “
“The idea is to have quality players”
Like Florian Thauvin or Michaël Cuisance, many players are at the end of their contract or loan. Olympian management will therefore have to recruit and probably recruit smart, for lack of disproportionate resources. This is in any case what Jorge Sampaoli anticipates: “If the economic means, or the creative aspect, are not there, that we cannot strengthen the team, in homage to the history of the club, the project will be doomed to failure. The most important thing is to be clear, to explain what can happen and what we are preparing. The idea is to have quality players and to recruit with our means. ‘We won’t be able to afford other big clubs, but we can build a good team, within our means. “