OM: Sampaoli worried about the transfer window, a former Barça star applies

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What will Olympique de Marseille look like in 2022-2023? After an exhausting season marked by a second place synonymous with direct qualification for the Champions League, Jorge Sampaoli would like to integrate new blood into his workforce to aim for qualification, or at worst a third place, in C1. Problem, as explained Provence, Franck McCourt, the current owner of the club, does not necessarily intend to put his hand in his pocket, he who had already made many efforts last summer. A situation that would worry Jorge Sampaoli, aware of the limits of his workforce, when he met in Brazil the new director of football, Javier Ribalta, as well as the president of OM, Pablo Longoria, precisely to discuss the transfer window.

A decisive day this Thursday

For the moment, no signature will be effective before the passage before the DNCG scheduled for Thursday. Last year, Olympique de Marseille received a framework for its salary mass. If agreements could be found, as with Riechedly Baoer (free), as reported Provence, no signature will be announced, even for young people. In fact, the daily the team explains that three young people will sign to fill the ranks of the reserve team in the coming days: François Régis Muge (18), Bartug Elmaz (19) and Joel van Neck (19). But this will be done after Thursday, in the event of a successful passage before the financial policeman of French football. After this decisive day, Pablo Longoria will be able to resume his march forward through an exercise in which he excels, the transfer window and his negotiations.

The Alexis Sanchez bet?

Especially since we learn that he could achieve an XXL blow in the person of Alexis Sanchez, the Chilean striker who passed through Barça and Arsenal. According to the Chilean newspaper The Tercera, the current Inter Milan player would consider Olympique de Marseille as an option for his future. At 33, the Milan leaders could release him from his last year of contract. However, the main interested party would favor other avenues, such as Barça, Atlético Madrid, Aston Villa or Arsenal. In addition, the player’s salary, estimated at seven million euros in Italy, could also be a brake. Two bright spots all the same, his relationship with Jorge Sampaoli, as well as the club’s participation in the Champions League next year. Whether that will be enough remains to be seen.

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to summarize

Jorge Sampoli is said to be worried about the Olympique de Marseille transfer window as three secondary recruits are expected to arrive in the south of France. They will come to reinforce the ranks of the reserve team and not the first.

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