OM have had a season full of success, with a second place in Ligue 1. Pablo Longoria has acquired the status of miracle-working president on the transfer window, thanks to a few good shots and a solid network. But the sequence of events turns out to be less fluid. In recent weeks, the Olympian club has seen several targets slip away from under its nose at the last moment, like Axel Witsel, who perfectly matched the profile sought to succeed Boubacar Kamara in midfield.
Jorge Sampaoli is waiting for reinforcements, he who won his case last season. With the Champions League on the program, OM will have their work cut out for them, and a massive seduction argument. So much so that according to our information, the club will try to recover William Saliba again. But not in the form of a loan like last year.
OM want to permanently buy William Saliba
Indeed, OM approached Arsenal to find out the conditions for the release of the new French international. Aged 21, Saliba feasted on the Canebière and he did not hide that one more season could please him. But he is also aware of his contractual situation with Arsenal, where he is tied until 2024. His new international stature makes him more remarkable in the eyes of his coach Mikel Arteta.
That said, Olympique de Marseille is ready to make a real financial effort to convince Arsenal to let go of their player, even more since the DCNG decided to let the Marseille club make its life on the transfer window. Could an amount of €40 million be enough? A hell of a sum for OM, who will have to rely more than ever on the negotiating skills of Pablo Longoria.