Posted at 08:37 by Fabien Borne – Published at 12:25
Since Valentin Rongier's late recruitment and Boubacar Kamara's recent outbreak as a sentinel, OM has five solutions in the midfield for three positions, including Maxime Lopez, Morgan Sanson and Kevin Strootman as potential holders in the middle. A luxury for a club that has to lighten its lifestyle without a European Cup? Yes according to Frank McCourt, the American boss of OM.
Like last summer, it wants to reduce the sails and relies on its sports director Andoni Zubizarreta to carry out this mission in January. And according to the team of the day, the middle of Marseille could be concerned by this imposed degreasing.
In the hard since his arrival at OM and already pushed to the exit last summer, Kevin Strootman will still be on the market in January. The team rather imagines a loan, which would allow OM to save its huge salary and encourage more clubs to recover it. It seems unlikely that a club wants to pay a transfer fee of several million euros for the Dutch in the state.
Strootman or Sanson on the start?
If OM can not get rid of the Dutchman's salary in January, he could also sell Morgan Sanson to bail out his teams according to L'Equipe. It is still necessary that a club comes with a good offer this winter and that the player agrees to leave for the club in question. This was not the case last summer.
Strootman like Sanson are in any case candidates to start this winter according to L'Equipe and it is indeed quite credible. In Zubizarreta now to find a solution to satisfy his boss.