Present this Monday in front of the media for the presentation of Eric Bailly, Issa Kaboré and Amine Harit, Pablo Longoria made some secrets about the Marseille transfer window. Everything is not completely fixed on the side of Olympique de Marseille.
Despite the closing of the summer transfer window in France, some foreign clubs still have the opportunity to recruit for a few days. Asked about the possibility of seeing certain players leave, the Marseille president did not close the door, quite the contrary. “We consider that it is necessary to have a squad of 21 or 22 players. 23 is too many. We are studying different possibilities to optimize playing time”, released the Olympian leader at a press conference. He then turned to the personal case of Bemba Diengwhose departure for OGC Nice fell through due to a last-minute renegotiation attempt by the Riviera club. “Everyone knows his situation. Today he is an OM player. We will study the situation, he must make himself available to the coach and prove that he has his place in the team.he continued.
Bakambu has made his choice
Cédric Bakambu, Isaak Touré and Bamba Dieng were not on the list sent by OM to UEFA and will therefore not be able to participate in the group stage of the Champions League. “We had the limitation for the C1 list. We had discussions with them. Bakambu knew his situation and he decided to stay. We are happy with his choice. He is an OM player”dropped Longoria before opening the door to a contract extension for one of the Olympian midfielders. “Rongier embodies the values of OM. During 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 his arrival 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 a lot. Every day I try to be the best”, he said with some emotion.
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