OM: 5 recruits for next season, sampaoli served on a plate!

Jorge Sampaoli needs reinforcements for OM’s return to the Champions League. This summer, Pablo Longoria could offer him at least one reinforcement per line to consolidate a workforce that is fighting on all fronts.

OM is about to enter the Champions League. A return that is good both for French football and for the people of Marseille, used to big European evenings. But not to relive the fiascos of previous editions, with a team that cannot leave the pools or return to European League, Pablo Longoria needs to better arm Jorge Sampaoli’s group. New players will arrive this summer.

A minimum of five recruits are expected, with at least one reinforcement per line. And it’s already taking shape.

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OM have already anticipated their recruitment campaign by signing Samuel Gigot from Spartak Moscow.

This 28-year-old defender, unknown to the public, arrives to equalize a sector that needs more security. And who will know of the move…William Saliba, on loan from Arsenal, won’t stay safe. OM would like to keep it, but at 30 million euros the note is unaffordable for the Phocaeans. Chased in England, Duje Caleta-Car is at the start. Only Balerdi and Luan Peres are guaranteed to be there at the restart. So Samuel Gigot comes at the right time. And Jorge Sampaoli, if he can’t hold Saliba, wants another rookie down the middle. The names of Eric Bailly (Manchester United), Alexandre Djiku (Strasbourg) and Evan N’Dicka (Frankfurt) circulated.

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The other big project for Pablo Longoria is midfield. We need to replace the precious Bouba Kamara, whose fate should be written at Atletico de Madrid (the kid is out of contract and leaving for… zero euros). Under Sampaoli’s leadership, Guendouzi, Gerson and Rongier have taken a step forward and are indispensable. Gueye is also important in the rotation. But OM will need another boss. Jordan Veretout’s profile is being studied and the player seems excited at the idea of ​​returning to France even more a few months before the World Cup.

Are you stopping at Millik?

Offensively the central question is: What about Milik? The agreement with Sampaoli is not great. And the Pole walks alongside his pumps… Italy remains interested in him and if OM has the opportunity to make a capital gain (bought €12m in Naples), Longoria will not keep him. Then it’s time to find a new striker. Anthony Martial is appreciated but costs way too much. Less conspicuous but just as effective, Ludovic Ajorque (Strasbourg) is on Marseille’s shelves.

On the offensive animation side, Amine Harit is set to remain. And OM are eyeing a new talent called Mohamed-Ali Cho (Angers). A fee of 12 million euros is imminent. Behind, in the middle and in front there will be at least one location per sector, or even two.

And since OM obviously won’t be able to shop next winter, we’ll have to give it our all this summer if the recruiting ban is confirmed.

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