With a turbulent transfer window in the direction of arrivals, OM spent more than gleaned money. A significant financial deficit that does not suit Frank McCourt. The owner of Olympique de Marseille has set a target of €20m in sales by June 2023 for Pablo Longoria in order to balance the balance.
12 summer recruits. The 2022 summer transfer window is one of the most historic for Olympique de Marseille. In total, the club spent nearly €80.5 million between transfers and the exercise of purchase options to attract the services of Clauss, Kaboré, Gigot, Suarez, Mbemba, Traoré, Blanco, Tavares, Veretout, Sanchez, Bailly and Harit. However, only three players left the Canebière (Caleta-Car, Lucas Perrin and Luan Pères) equivalent to 13M€ of sales. A return of money far too insufficient for Frank McCourt, owner of the Marseille club since 2017. A meeting with the high authority of the Olympian club was organized where tensions would have been created internally. His faithful sidekick Pablo Longoria would have banged his fist on the table by reframing most of the leaders of OM and in particular those linked to the extra-sporting field.
McCourt fixe un ultimatum
Too unconvinced by the low cash flow, the American businessman, also ex-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball franchise in the United States, has given the club’s current president Pablo Longoria an ultimatum. According to information from the sports daily The team, Frank McCourt is said to have set the objective of reaching a balance sheet of €20 million in sales by June 2023, before going before the DNCG. This amount would balance the scales with the increase in the club’s payroll and preserve OM’s cash flow. In the hot seat: Bamba Dieng, who was to join OGC Nice in the final moments of the transfer window for €12m, Cendiz Under on the start line for a few months and a certain Dimitri Payet, often on the bench since the start of the season. The latter could pay the price for this future degreasing.