Qualified in the Champions League and in the tough financially, Olympique de Marseille is looking for good shots to strengthen.
Qualified in the Champions League and in the tough financially, Olympique de Marseille is looking for good shots to strengthen. According to the French press, one of the Marseillais’ tracks is called Mbaye Niang. A few weeks ago, Canal + even announced that an agreement had been concluded between OM and Stade Rennais (which was subsequently denied).
However, according to Andre Villas-Boas, OM coach, Senegalese Mbaye Niang will not join the Marseille club. For him, a transfer was never mentioned for this summer. “I don’t know why Niang’s name came out. We were contacted by his agent in February because Andoni (Zubizarreta, then sports director of the club, editor’s note) had a good relationship with him. There was an interest in a transfer at the end of the year. His profile is interesting, but on the one hand we have no money and on the other hand we did not put his name in the list of players to buy ”, explained the Portuguese technician during an interview with La Provence.
“It got bigger and I don’t know why. Until the moment when the player was in contact with certain players in the workforce, I let the player’s entourage know that we are not on him. We didn’t make an offer. We have neither the means nor the interest to make it come. I wish him the best. It is not because he does not have the quality, but because we do not have the skills and we are looking for another profile ”, added the coach.