Foot – Mercato – OM
Posted on Oct 16th, 2020 @ 10:45 pm by DM
OM has created a compelling transfer window but is still struggling to resolve its economic problems. A situation that could quickly become untenable and could lead Frank McCourt to inject money again.
The summer transfer window promised to be complicated for OM. However, faced with great economic difficulties, the Marseille club managed to strengthen themselves by attracting many players without spending a single penny. The leaders of Marseille thus managed to attract Leonardo Balerdi and Michaël Cuisance in the form of a loan, but also Yuto Nagatomo and Pape Gueye, who arrived free. The only player OM has invested for (€ 8m) is Luis Henrique, who stepped up the Marseille attack. On the departure side, the club was rather discreet, even though it managed to part with Maxime Lopez and Bouna Sarr on the last day of the transfer window and, thanks to the sale of the right-hand side, raised 8 million euros.
“McCourt has to hand over the money. It’s a commitment “
Despite this satisfactory transmission window, the situation could quickly become untenable for OM, which should also be deprived of income in connection with TV rights due to the Mediapro affair. Frank McCourt, who has been controversial in the last few months, might be forced to put his hand in his pocket and inject money again, as stated by Bruno Blanzat: “Frank McCourt will be obliged to hand over money, that’s for sure. Clubs that have a shareholder like him may be better protected. They still need to have a strong back and they must agree to put their hands in the pot. But there it will be an obligation, ”said French journalist Bleu Provence in an interview with Marseille football club.