Jorge Sampaoli has not confirmed a contact between OM and the entourage of Thiago Almada (20), a young Argentinian midfielder he knows well and of whom he drew a very promising portrait on Thursday.
The implementation of his game project occupies his entire mind, word of Jorge Sampaoli. So, the OM coach has not confirmed contacts between the club and the entourage of Thiago Almada, Argentine midfielder (20 years) of Velez Sarfield. He still took the time to paint a glowing portrait of the young player he knows well. During the 2018 World Cup, Sampaoli, then Argentina coach, had integrated him into training sessions with the stars of the Albiceleste. Almada, then 17, was part of another team of young Argentinian players who traveled to Europe to collaborate in the A sessions.
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“A great future”
“No, I can not confirm (contacts, editor’s note), he said at a press conference on Thursday. I know him very well, we have a very good relationship. He is growing with a great future. . He is a midfielder with a wide offensive palette. Beyond my personal feelings, I do not know if the club have communicated with him. It is not clear because what concerns me are the Last four games and a European qualification. But it’s a name that seems to me to have a great future. I think any coach would like to have it. I don’t know if there is any communication from the club about it. “
Relaunched on the interest he has in her, Sampaoli confirms to be under the spell. “He is a player who is very well valued, it is a promise, he continues. When he will consolidate, he will be a very important player. It is an analysis that I base on what I have seen in selection, not on his current performance. “
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On Thursday at a press conference, President Pablo Longoria kicked in touch with regard to the U20 international. “I don’t like to talk about individual players until the deal is done,” he explained. “We work a lot in the market to position ourselves on players who are first choices. names that will come out in the press will be true. We will make a mix with experienced players and young players who can bring freshness to the interior of the club. “