As every night, FCM offers you the 3 OM news of the day! On Tuesday’s program: Cold snap for Veretout, Alexis Sanchez is done, Longoria listening to offers for Lirola?
Mercato OM: Cold snap on the Veretout file?
According to Foot Mercato, the track leading to Jordan Veretout has cooled considerably in recent times. The international midfielder prefers to join AC Milan.
Since the departure of Jorge Sampaoli, Marseille’s management has been working on improving its workforce. After the failure of the track towards Axel Witsel, the French midfielder of AS Roma is a priority target for Pablo Longoria to replace Boubacar Kamara, who left Aston Villa this summer.
Veretout wants to stay in Italy?
Jordan Veretout’s profile appears to be an interesting solution that combines high-level experience and knowledge of the French championship. If inside we want to be confident about the arrival of the international tricolor, the rumor has led the wing in recent hours.
Regularly quoted on the side of Marseille or even Lyon, Veretout prefers to stay in Serie A. According to Foot Mercato, the Roman midfielder is ahead of a move to AC Milan, who have been courting him for several weeks. The search for Kamara’s replacement in midfield appears to be more complicated than expected.
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During the transfer window, it is very important to have a consensus with the coach – Longoria
“It is normal to have changes in the search for profiles. A player who is comfortable with one style of play, is not necessarily the same with another. Last year, we started profiles to have ownership of middle of the field and we have Boubacar Kamara in particular who has this central midfielder role. With the way Igor plays, the two midfielders have different characteristics with great strength, an ability to -occupy the space. So the strategy will change in some positions. As we said in the last press conference, the goal is to increase the quality of the squad, while giving continuity to the team. In the Champions League, I think we have to will recruit 5 to 8 players (OM is already at 7 with Nuno Tavares). During the transfer window, it is very important to have a consensus with the coach. I always say that good leaders are those who a has a good ability to adapt, to the club, to the town and to the person. And also an adaptation to a new coach and his style of play. You must always meet the expectations of a new coach because he will develop the players. » Pablo Longoria Press conference (05/07/2022).
Mercato: OM, listening to offers for this player?
As La Provence explained a few days ago, there is no one who cannot be transferred to Olympique de Marseille. Pol Lirola is no exception… If there is an offer, the club will consider leaving.
Prep matches make it possible to target the players Igor Tudor wants from those he doesn’t want to keep in his squad. One of the big losers is Pol Lirola who, as La Provence recalled in his article, only played 100 minutes in 5 preparation games last July.
Lirola could leave OM this summer
The right back has lost his place in the squad with Jorge Sampaoli and is playing less and less. Valentin Rongier, aligned in this position on the right piston, found his position in the middle but the Spaniard was not a winner for all.
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The arrival of Jonathan Clauss inevitably lowers his place in the hierarchy… Even worse, the club listens to offers about him and is not against letting him go. Frank McCourt recently admitted the departures, he could be served if Pol Lirola receives interesting offers.
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Ribalta will take care of the sale – Grégoire
“Pablo Longoria considers Javier Ribalta one of his references in football, he said in an interview in Provence in December 2020. A reference with Fabio Paratici is the former sports director of Juventus, now at Tottenham. Ribalta is his friend, I think he surrounds himself, he improves his close guard, I think Ribalta will take care of the sales especially. We see that he is already active in the file of Luis Henrique in Torino with his Italian network, because we have to get out of the players, I think he will get Longoria out of some tasks but after the profile we actually have something a little similar, focused on Longoria, but maybe Longoria thinks he has a lot to do as president, he doesn’t like that, interviews, meetings with Benoît Payan, rent is not his favorite place. first Longoria that Ribalta can return to the heart of the work like the architecture of deals, things like that. Personally I think it’s modern football. I compare Longoria to Luis Campos (technical director of PSG) and Ribalta is a bit like that, they have qualities and faults. Their qualities are that they sometimes bet on a player with an explosion, on a very good talent, besides that, they are managers of the new generation who work in many orders, who always have same agents with commissions, this is about Campos in Lille, we saw it with the transfer of Victor Osimhen where there are things that are not well explained. In my opinion, there are good and bad sides, I won’t judge that, I’m just saying it’s equivalent to modern football. But, whether it’s Longoria or Ribalta, the creation of the transfer window, is very good, they are specialists but have good and bad parts. » Mathieu Gregoire – Source: Marseille Football Club (06/27/2022)
Mercato OM: Has it been done for Alexis Sanchez? The details of the offer!
Olympique de Marseille is close to signing Alexis Sanchez. His agent is expected this Tuesday in Milan for breach of contract with Inter!
Alexis Sanchez of OM, almost finished! Gazzetta Dello Sport explained on Tuesday that the player has broken his contract with Inter. His agent was expected in Milan on Tuesday to sign the contract breach. The Chilean needs to get along with OM slowly.
A 2 year contract with a 3M € salary!
He will sign a two-year contract with a salary of 3 million euros per year according to the Italian sports daily. Many clubs are hoping to win the bet on Alexis Sanchez but the former Arsenal player has given his word to OM.
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The possibility of having regular playing time and especially playing in the Champions League next season is absolutely appealing to him. Galatasaray has reached information in recent days but Sanchez’s priority remains Marseille.
Gazzetta: Alexis #Sanchez will sign a two-year contract with#OM, salary of 3M. His agent in Milan is expected on Tuesday for signing the contract violation, Inter will pay him a fee of 5M. pic.twitter.com/wuoT4pVhqv
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What’s missing in Longoria’s recruitment according to Rovera!
“There is consistency in what the project is… Yes, I have always said that the goal of OM and Longoria is to have two young people who will be trained to sell to big clubs and therefore make investments. We have to show that the Olympique de Marseille was able to create, buy young people and sell them at a higher price, but there is also the search for results. In this logic, we understand that this year there are 30-year-old players who -arriving like Gigot, Clauss who is not a young man that we can add value to but he will come out of Ligue 1 and he is international. You can also, perhaps, an Alexis Sanchez who will be a concrete leader with a chance to see -an one who had a good time with Conte at Inter Milan… There is a complementarity of young people like Touré for example and the experienced. those who will perform quickly. We are in phase 2 of the Lo project ngoria. Bring young people for added value and consolidate a team to get results. Champions League qualification and continuation of the competition. But for me, this year, if we look at the workers, if we look at the 11th incumbent … What is the desire, the ambition, the determination … The Marseillais, the city, who wants to see beautiful things, lack spark! It lacks what Sampaoli brings to his character, his offensive all-in. It could be Gerson but I’m not sure about his continuity. I am not convinced, he is a man from Sampaoli. He must be with Igor Tudor. He found a balance in Sampaoli, it must also be found in Tudor. I am not convinced that this spark will come from Guendouzi and Payet, although I understand the logic of placing him as a second attacker closer to the goal, I do not know if he has the possibility of this spark all the time. – the. I confirm the basic idea of what OM is doing in the market with sales, but what I miss this year is what made Marseille crazy! » Simone Rovera – Source: RMC, After Foot (30/07/22)
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