Last weekend, Olympique de Marseille regained the Ligue 1 pitches and especially the path to victory by winning with the score of two goals to zero against Dijon. This Saturday, already, OM will have to put on the warmth since they travel a few hundred kilometers to face a team from Montpellier which is coming back well and above all which will offer them a completely different adversity.
However, Jorge Sampaoli, who had not had much time to train his flock until then, was able to take advantage of these two weeks of international truce to instill some of his values in his flock. He was especially able to observe a little more in detail a workforce of which a large part will no longer be there next season between the end of contract and loans. However, he already has an idea of who he wants to keep.
He also wants to keep Milik
According to Provence, El Pelado wants to keep Florian Thauvin. Coming to the end of the contract in a few months, the Orléanais seems to have come back to life since the arrival of the Argentinian, and the latter obviously wants to keep his left-hander. Completely eccentric until some time ago, the idea of seeing him extend the Marseille adventure does not seem so impractical. Among the loaned, the Argentine coach would like to keep two players.
Still according to the regional daily, Sampaoli would like to keep Leonardo Balerdi and Pol Lirola. Luckily, these two men, holders since his arrival, have the option to purchase. But for the moment, they are too high (14 M € for the Argentinian and 12 for the Spaniard). Pablo Longoria could try to renegotiate them down with their respective club (BvB and Fiorentina) or try a new loan. The ex-technician from Seville has not given up on the idea of keeping Arkadiusz Milik, yet promised a departure this summer, six months after his arrival …