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OM: Jorge Sampaoli knows what he wants for the transfer window

On the sidelines of the press conference before Chauvigny-OM in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France, Jorge Sampaoli spoke of the transfer window and the potential reinforcements he is targeting.

Everything is not perfect at OM, as is the case with Milik and the offensive animation overall, but the Marseille club occupy a very encouraging 3rd place in Ligue 1 at mid-season. There is reason to see the future with optimism, especially given the team’s room for improvement. These progress, they will perhaps arrive from the transfer window and possible new recruits who could strengthen the Marseille ranks this winter. Jorge Sampaoli described to him what he was looking for as inputs. Above all, they are looking for experienced players.

But when he talks about experienced elements, the Argentinian is not referring to age no, rather to understanding and learning the game of possession. His needs are immediate to lead OM in the Champions League at the end of the season. In the middle of January, he would not have time to train a player who has not integrated this philosophy of play. “I’m talking about players who know the possession game, our idea of ​​the game here. We want to evolve in that style ” begins Sampaoli, always accompanied by his translator Nico Faure.

Sampaoli targets players with knowledge of the possession game

“For the transfer window, I trust Longoria. We had meetings together for the winter transfer window but also for the summer. We have to plan this for the long term. You need players who know the game of possession because it will be very difficult to explain to players who do not know it. We wouldn’t have time to learn. I also know the reality of the team, what we can do or not do for now and next summer “, assures the coach, who did not wish to dwell on the recent rumors of departures around Steve Mandanda and Alvaro Gonzalez.

For Sampaoli, it is above all about taking advantage of opportunities that may emerge with less than a year before the World Cup, and why not attract a big fish in need. “The winter transfer market normally brings a little quality to an already built workforce. It’s long enough, it lasts a month. It will be a transfer window of opportunities because there is a World Cup coming up. Those in need of playtime will want to go. I hope that if we recruit, it will be a player who really brings a plus. “ The frame is fixed.

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