Rumored to be a successor to Sampaoli, Longoria has Kamara’s plan B and a Ligue 1 gold nugget… OM transfer window news and rumors of the week!

Like every week, FCM invites you to follow OM’s transfer window news! On the agenda this Saturday: Diego Martinez is named to replace Sampaoli, Longoria has a potential replacement for Vidal in sight and a gold nugget from Ligue 1, Radonjic…

If a departure of Jorge Sampaoli before the end of the season seems unlikely, the Argentine coach will have to convince and raise the bar. Because Pablo Longoria would have ideas for the future, one would lead to a Spanish coach without a contract…

According to the Spanish media, TodoFichajes, the president of the French club, Pablo Longoria would contact Diego Martínez to know his aptitude to take charge of the team. The latter could be a solution when Sampaoli leaves next summer.

Longoria interested in Diego Martinez’s profile?

Diego Martínez was Emery’s assistant at Sevilla and has been out since he left Granada last summer. The 41-year-old technician would train in England in the hope of finding a club there. He has reportedly turned down several offers from Levante, Getafe and Elche because it is his idea to train in England. However, a club like OM can change its mind. But nothing is concrete yet because Jorge Sampaoli is the coach of OM and he has time to revive his team and it starts next Thursday with the reception of FC Basel in the Conference League.

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I want to lift OM as high as possible — Sampaoli

In times like these there is the requirement to win, this obligation, and for many players this generates pressure, even frustration, I think the right word is frustration. The team is also young. We started very well against Monaco, a top level team, we had a good first period. I arrived a year ago, the Commanderie was on fire… It’s hard for the players to have so much pressure, the fear of losing sometimes strikes. However, we cannot play with this fear in our stomach. Whatever the result, win, draw or defeat, the most important thing is to play without fear. What I want is OM’s well-being. I don’t think about the players, the supporters, the managers, but about the club. I want to get OM as high as possible, that’s why I work all day. Tomorrow (Thursday) we have a big game, we have to be protagonists. It’s a difficult moment, a practice phase for young players. But we have to overcome this fear and play free. † Jorge Sampaoli – source: press conference / L’Equipe (09/03/2022)

Olympique de Marseille will certainly have to do without Kamara next season… Pablo Longoria named Arturo Vidal and even made him an offer!

Arturo Vidal Inter v Fiorentina

Olympique de Marseille will have to do without Boubacar Kamara next season. The midfielder will run out of contract in June and has not yet been renewed… It appears to be on the wrong track, but Longoria said he would try to negotiate until the end.

Did Longoria Vidal make an offer?

In any case, it is possible to recruit for this position. According to information from Calciomercato, the president of Marseille has made an offer to Arturo Vidal. The Chilean, who earns about 6 to 7 million euros a year, would not see his salary drop quickly in the coming seasons, despite his 35 years.

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The Italian media does not explain the details of Longoria’s offer to Vidal… One thing is certain, however, Inter Milan should not keep him, as coach Inzaghi would have other plans for this position… Sampaoli, he is still ever in office, could be excited to see a former player of his land and bring experience to his staff.

If Kamara leaves, we will look for alternatives to replace him – Jorge Sampaoli

When asked about Boubacar Kamara at a press conference last December, Jorge Sampaoli made no bones about his concerns on the matter. If he hopes a solution can be found soon, the Argentine technician has nevertheless indicated that he is looking for alternatives, including Arturo Vidal to replace Boubacar Kamara on his departure next summer.

“Boubacar Kamara, he is a player who fulfills this midfield function very well and who comes back in defence. He positions himself very well in that. We know his situation, in case of departure, which would be difficult for us. He is a club player we know well. Nothing can be done about this situation. When he is in good shape, he brings a lot of balance to the team. I hope we will find a solution, I hope the best for him and for the club and if he leaves we will look for alternatives to replace him. † Jorge Sampaoli – Source: press conference (21/12/2021)

Nemanja Radonjic is not going to make old bones at Benfica. Indeed, according to the media, the Portuguese club has decided not to exercise the purchase option included in the Serbian winger’s lease. NR7 will therefore return to OM at the end of the season. Longoria still got €1 million back because the loan paid off and saved part of his salary, but on the other hand, the option to buy €7 million will not be exercised.

The condition for Radonjic to remain permanently at Benfica was that he played at least 45 minutes in at least 25 matches in all competitions. And we are far from the target as the player has only won 3 encounters with a minimum of 45 minutes of play (out of 10 in total). Radonjic will therefore be in Marseille this summer, one year after the end of his contract. So Pablo Longoria will have to find a club ready to recruit the Serbian international, far from easy. Another Eyraud/Garcia era recruit that looks like an industrial disaster…

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Pablo LONGORIA President of Olympique de Marseille during the Ligue 1 match OM FC Metz

Pablo LONGORIA President of Olympique de Marseille during the Ligue 1 match OM FC Metz

Jorge Sampaoli has not found the perfect left winger for his playing system. The Argentine coach has also decided to play in this position without a specialist, alternating between Payet or Gerson to occupy this area. It must be said that despite a promising start, Konrad de la Fuente has disappeared from the game, Luis Henrique has shown his limits and that Bamba Dieng and Cédric Bakambu are more advanced forwards. As a result, Pablo Longoria could try to recruit for this position this summer…

According to Goal Football Club, Moses Simon would be monitored by the Public Prosecution Service. The 26-year-old Nigerian left winger signed definitively with FC Nantes in 2020 after a successful loan spell. The latter has scored 3 goals and 7 assists in Ligue 1 this season. Services that do not go unnoticed in Ligue 1 but also in the Premier League. As the OM is far from alone on the matter, Leeds was on the scene during the last winter’s transfer window, but it is the newly wealthy Newcastle that could come next June. Antoine Kombouaré sees his attack decapitated after the official departure of Randal Kolo Muani (Eintracht Frankfurt), the coach will struggle to hold on to his two friends Moses Simon and Ludovic Blas…

Asked by Furia Ligacomplimented his former FC Barcelona coach Pimienta Konrad de la Fuente.

He needs rest – Pimienta

“He is 20 years old, he needs rest. We must not forget that a player like Andrés Iniesta waited until he was 22-23 to mature. If a player of this world caliber needed that time… Gavi is an exception, so is Ilaix Moriba and I am not talking about Messi. But everyone has to go their own way. Konrad, in 2 or 3 years he will be a top winger. Maybe not like Mbappe, but you have to stay calm. Konrad can evolve both right and left. He is good with both feet. He handles his right foot well, but his left foot is perfect. With me he played in both positions and he has a sense of purpose. He’s more comfortable with his left foot, I don’t know why. But it also depends on the discussions within the team when facing an opponent, finding the best position and the best solution. It’s very hard to find a player as unbalanced as Konrad, equally good on both sides. † Francisco Garcia Pimienta – Source: Furia Liga! (25/21)