Foot OM – Eight recruits and XXL salaries, a historic transfer window at OM?

By winning against Auxerre while Monaco fell heavily against Montpellier this weekend, OM almost secured their place on the podium. Excellent news for Pablo Longoria in view of the summer transfer window which he is already actively preparing with his right arm Javier Ribalta.

Dauphin of PSG before the shock of this Saturday evening against Lens, Olympique de Marseille is in an excellent position in the standings. Igor Tudor’s team is not yet certain of finishing second, but there is little doubt about its place on the podium and third place could also directly qualify for the Champions League in the event of Juventus Turin crowning or even of AS Roma in the Europa League. These encouraging prospects allow Pablo Longoria to prepare for the summer transfer window with serenity and ambition.

Longoria ready to distribute big salaries this summer

A few weeks ago, the president of OM admitted that he was only 20 or 30% of what he wanted to do in Marseille in terms of results but also in terms of the caliber of players recruited. Next summer could mark a turning point according to L’Equipe, which affirms that after the success of the Alexis Sanchez bet, OM will not skimp on the means and will be ready to offer very large salaries to “stars” on the list. XXL. At a time when Marseille is interested in Wilfried Zaha and while some supporters dream of Sadio Mané or other prestigious thirty-somethings, Pablo Longoria seems ready for anything.

The national daily also adds that the Marseille president and his right arm Javier Ribalta “love when things move”. In other words, seven to eight arrivals and as many departures are possible. Ideally, the president of OM would like to quickly tie up the transfers of Milik to Juventus Turin and Suarez to Almeria for a total of 20 million euros. Then will come the time to make a big sale, probably Balerdi or Guendouzi -or even both-.

The French international is actively followed in the Premier League, where Aston Villa seem inclined to put between 20 and 30 million euros on the table to recruit him. As for the Argentine defender, remember that Ajax had offered 20 million euros to offer his services to the winter transfer window. An offer then refused by Longoria insofar as Tudor systematically (or almost) made Balerdi a holder. With one or two big sales of this caliber, Olympique de Marseille, almost in financial balance, would then be launched on the right track to achieve a fiery transfer window.

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