On Monday, Pablo Longoria presented to the media to present Eric Bailly, Issa Kabore and Amine Harit, some confidence in the Marseille transfer window. Not everything is completely fixed on the side of Olympique Marseille.
Despite the summer transfer window being closed in France, some foreign clubs still have a chance to recruit for a few days. When asked about the possibility of seeing some players leave, the Marseille president did not close the door, quite the contrary. “We consider it necessary to have a team of 21 or 22 players. 23 is too many. We are studying different possibilities to improve the playing time”, the Olympic leader was released at a press conference. The latter then considered the personal case of Mba Dieng, whose departure to OGC Nice failed due to a last-minute renegotiation attempt by Riviera Club. “Everyone knows his situation. Today he is an OM player. We will study the situation, he must be at the coach’s disposal and prove that he has his place in the team.He completed.
Bakambu has made his choice
Cedric Bakambu, Isaac Toure and Bamba Deng were not on the list sent by OM to UEFA and therefore will not be able to participate in the group stage of the Champions League. “We had restrictions on the C1 roster. We had discussions with them. Bakambu knew his situation and decided to stay. We are happy with his choice. He is an OM player.”He brought down Longoria before opening the door to a contract extension for an Olympic midfielder. “Rongier embodies OM’s values. Over the summer, we started discussing how we can continue the adventure together”.
Before concluding this press conference, Longoria agreed to say a few words about his development since arriving at OM. I am not the same person as in August 2020 or March 2021 when I came to this position. There is personal and professional development. This course is something unexpected but above all a great experience in a club that has given me so much. Every day I try to be the best, He said with some excitement.
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– Olympique de Marseille (OM_Officiel) 5 September 2022