A few hours before the match against Olympique Lyonnais, Andre Villas-Boas will certainly be delighted to learn that its leaders are considering recruiting new blood this winter.
Aware of the financial difficulties of his club, the Portuguese coach had admitted that he did not expect much of the month of January in terms of arrivals, without neglecting the obvious needs. But in an interview on Telefoot, Andoni Zubizarreta has surprisingly changed speeches, getting a little bit bent on his willingness to recruit, and the limits of the current strength of OM. However, knowing the Spanish leader deemed slow on the records, it will be done with a good dose of caution.
" I will try to recruit. We need some players, our squad is a bit short as we saw at the beginning of the season with the injured and suspended. This winter mercato is complicated. You have to find good players. Recruiting to recruit is not good. You have to find good players ", Delivered the sports director who seems to have lost influence in the transfer market, the signatures of Dario Benedetto and Valentin Rongier including not having really passed through him. In any case, to increase the number will indeed not be too much at OM, where gaps are regularly felt at the left-back position, center-forward for a lining, and winger, or the absence of Florian Thauvin on injury poses big problems to AVB.