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Posted on October 15th, 2020 at 1:30 pm by Guillaume de Saint Sauveur Updated on October 15th, 2020 at 1:31 pm
While the summer transfer window recently closed its doors, OM can already look into the month of January with some hot grill issues to be managed for Pablo Longoria.
It is a fact that OM was very active during the summer transfer window and was one of the main players in the French market. Pablo Longoria, who succeeded Andoni Zubizarreta in the sporting direction of the club in Marseille at the beginning of the summer, completed the arrival of Pape Gueye, Leonardo Balerdi, Yuto Nagatomo, Luis Henrique and Mickaël Cuisance. In the direction of departures, Bouna Sarr was transferred to Bayern Munich and Maxime Lopez has joined Sassuolo’s ranks. And OM can now look into the next transfer window in January, which is already turning out to be hot …
OM will look for a right side
After Bouna Sarr left OM in the final hours of the summer transfer window, Pablo Longoria had no time to replace him. And after the sports director of Marseille has thought about the option of the Joker, he should finally wait until January, as André Villas-Boas suggested at a press conference this Thursday: “We are postponing it for later. It might be better to wait until January to do this. We know the French market. Our lining on the right will be Yuto or we will opt to switch systems. If we have an emergency we will take a wild card, but otherwise we will wait until January ”, explained the OM trainer. In addition to that famous record of the new right-back, Longoria will also have to manage the winter transfer window towards departures.
Mitroglou, Thauvin … which fate has reserved this winter?
Starting with Kostas Mitroglou, the Greek striker who will reach the end of his contract at the end of the season and who desperately wants to get rid of OM: “Like Sertic last year, we are not counting on him. I don’t think he will stand a chance, I was fine with this last season. Is that something I don’t like to do? I picked this squad for my season. It’s not one of my choices. Everyone has the right to come back, but I don’t think that’s the case, ”explained Villas-Boas. So the last chance for OM to win cash back in this case is to sell Mitroglou. This also applies to Florian Thauvin and Valère Germain, who will also be free at the end of June. And that’s why Pablo Longoria will have to make strong decisions this coming January.