On the program of this JT Foot Mercato: the future of OM is already under construction, Zlatan Ibrahimovic thinks of stopping his career and Kylian Mbappé launches an arm wrestle with PSG.
OM prepares for the new season
The end of the season can be magnificent for OM. The Phocéens can still win the UEFA Conference League. Pablo Longoria, on the other hand, is already focused on the new season. The main task for the Olympic president is to extend Jorge Sampaoli’s contract, because the Argentine has only one year left. According to L’Équipe, in recent weeks the coach’s entourage and the Marseille management have increased the number of meetings to negotiate the basis for a new two-year contract with a salary increase. Moreover, a new director of the training center could arrive in the coming weeks after the departure of Nasser Larguet. Longoria has targeted the director of the training center “of a historic club of La Liga” to take the reins of the Marseille academy. As for the mercato, according to our information, Olympique de Marseille is going for Isaak Touré (19 years old), a promising central defender from Le Havre and the French U19 team. The young man was even present Sunday night at the Velodrome to attend the Olympico. The left-hander stayed in the Phocaean City with his representatives in order to negotiate with the Marseille management. But the player from Le Havre is not the only defender to be followed since OM is also on the trail of Evan N’Dicka. The former Auxerre defender is an undisputed starter in the defense of Eintracht Frankfurt and will leave this summer. His price has been set at 20 M€ by the German club. Except that Marseille will have to count on the competition and the financial strength of Newcastle.
A vague future for Zlatan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is thinking of stopping his career at the end of the season, but the choice is difficult for the Swede. Interviewed by ESPN, the AC Milan striker, who is at the end of his contract next June does not know if he will still be present next season. “I’m close to the exit. I’m a bit scared: if I have to stop, what should I do? What would be the next chapter? I know the different possibilities, I could do a lot of things, but the adrenaline I have now on the field, I don’t know if I could find it elsewhere. I’m trying to push that moment back, play and score goals.”
The pressure shot of Mbappé
The future of Kylian Mbappé is not yet settled and there are tensions between the club of the capital and the French international. It is known since yesterday, PSG has made official its training camp in Qatar from May 15 to 16, just after the final whistle of the 37th day. Except that this trip to the Gulf does not please the UNFP because it takes place at the same time as the UNFP awards. And according to RMC Sport, Kylian Mbappé, who is strongly tipped to win the title of player of the season, is pushing hard to attend the ceremony. Paris does not want to leave for Qatar without its number 7, so discussions have been initiated. If the Parisian management wants to extend its star player, this may not be the time to offend him.