OM: Sampaoli would like to keep Milik and Thauvin but has no guarantees

Jorge Sampaoli spoke on Friday about Arkadiusz Milik’s situation at OM. The Marseille club coach wants him to stay but has confirmed that the final decision rests with the Polish striker. The situation is similar for Florian Thauvin, at the end of the contract.

Nice shot of the winter transfer window of OM, Arkadiusz Milik has already put many Marseille supporters in the pocket. Author of four goals in eight games in all competitions, the Pole had a very good start in France. So much so that the player loaned by Napoli could fly to a new challenge during the next offseason. Asked two days before the reception of Dijon for the 31st day of the League, Jorge Sampaoli recalled that Marseille was not master of this file.

“In football, it is difficult to know if this or that player will stay, explained the Marseille coach to the press on Friday. A player can be seduced by another opportunity at the end of the transfer window. Milik is a great player. , of international level. “

Sampaoli: “We would very much like him to stay”

Banned in Napoli, “Arek” Milik would have no shortage of Serie A courtiers, including Juventus. Coming to OM to regain playing time before the Euro, Robert Lewandowski’s partner could then return to Italy. Loaned for eighteen months in Marseille, the 27-year-old Pole may not drag on in Ligue 1.

“The decision will be up to him, and up to him alone,” Jorge Sampaoli said. We would very much like him to stay. But guaranteeing it today, given the movements in the transfer market, is difficult. “

Sampaoli wants to continue with Thauvin

Another hot issue for OM, the future of Florian Thauvin also remains uncertain. Free next June, the French world champion did not extend. There again, Jorge Sampaoli hopes to keep it but does not have control over all the elements of the file.

“Thauvin, for me, is one of the most important players on this team. When I see him play, I tell myself that we would very much like to continue with him in the future,” the Argentinian technician also confirmed. This point of view is exclusively sporting. There are other parameters which define whether or not a player will be extended. These parameters go beyond the simple wishes of the coach. “

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