OM: Jorge Sampaoli reveals what he wants for the mercato
In a press conference before the game against Nantes, the OM coach talked about the mercato.
OM is doing a little better. There was the defeat against PSG this weekend, with a rather mediocre content, but before this failure against the sworn enemy, the troops of Jorge Sampaoli had good results. If some people were afraid for the qualification to the Champions League just a few weeks ago, the ticket for the most prestigious European competition is now widely possible, with five points ahead of Nice, the fourth.
A qualification that would allow the Phocaean club to have a little more room for maneuver for the summer mercato. In a press conference on Tuesday, the Argentine coach of OM confided that behind the scenes, it is already working on it. “In parallel with the matches, we are preparing the mercato. We are discussing with Pablo Longoria and David Friio. We also know that there will be some departures at the end of the season,” he said.
He already knows how many players he wants
On Foot Mercato, we revealed that the first candidate for a departure is Alvaro Gonzalez, with a termination already completed and therefore a departure that could occur very quickly. Players like Duje Caleta-Car or Bouba Kamara, at the end of their contract, should also leave the Velodrome. In terms of arrivals, the Argentine also expects movement: “We want to keep our core players and add three or four players who will bring quality to the team. We are still analyzing the players. We always have names ready on the notebook. We will see with the president and the sports director.
Sampaoli does not necessarily want to recruit a large number of players, with a very clear message: quality and added value, rather than quantity. As explained on our site, OM wants to keep Amine Harit, also followed in La Liga. So much to say that the summer will be exciting on the Canebière.