Olympique de Marseille may well hope to play the leading roles in the title race, the Marseille club should be forced to sell some of its players this winter.
Suffering in the Champions League, to the point of having broken the record for consecutive defeats after its four new losses recorded since the start of the competition, Olympique de Marseille, on the other hand, is celebrating in Ligue 1. Failing to shine , the Olympian club collects the points. So much so that despite their two late matches, the vice-champions of France are only four lengths behind PSG and can therefore hope to play the leading roles.
” If PSG misses the title, we must at least be in a position to win this title in Ligue 1. That is the most important, also entrusted André Villas-Boas. The years when PSG did not win, we were not present. In these years when things are unpredictable, you have to take advantage. This year, things are a bit hot. There are a lot of teams… ”But the fierce competition is not the only pitfall that may stand in the way of the Marseillais.
Thauvin, Caleta-Car and Kamara on the front line
According to L’Equipe, André Villas-Boas and his troops will also have to deal with the strong decision of Frank McCourt. Marseille may well be in a position to play for the title, the American owner has asked the Marseille leaders to take advantage of the next winter transfer window to bring money into the coffers and therefore sell several players. While some imagined the Olympians going in search of an attacker to overcome the crisis of confidence experienced by Dario Benedetto, OM will instead have to tighten their belts and let go of some of their best assets.
Florian Thauvin, at the end of his contract next June, Duje Caleta-Car, highly coveted across the Channel and for whom West Ham was ready to bet 25 million euros, and Boubacar Kamara, whose departure seems inevitable given his market value, are among the players most likely to leave the club. So many departures that would do good for Marseille’s finances but bad for AVB …