The winter transfer window will be officially open this Saturday, January 1 in France. The opportunity for OM to make some alterations to its workforce, on condition of separating beforehand from one or more elements. Asked this Friday at a press conference on this transfer window, Jorge Sampaoli hinted that OM could seek to revive internationals lacking playing time.
Sampaoli expects “lots of opportunities” this winter
“The winter transfer window normally allows you to bring more quality to the workforce you already have. This transfer window is long, because it lasts all month. It will undoubtedly be a transfer window with many opportunities because there is a World Cup coming up. All the players who want to participate in this World Cup need playing time and a lot of them don’t have it today. So the only thing I hope from this transfer window is that if we have to recruit someone, I hope that he will improve our team and bring us quality “.
Jorge Sampaoli was then asked about a statement made a few weeks ago at a press conference regarding his desire to recruit experienced players. A desire that may surprise at a time when Steve Mandanda and Alvaro Gonzalez are announced on departure by some media.
“We need players who know how to play our possession game”
“When I speak of experienced players, I mean players who have experience of the possession game that we are offering here.”, Sampaoli said, before adding: “We need players who know how to play possession football and who will allow us to develop it. We need players who know our way of playing very well, because it would be very difficult to integrate players who do not know it. not. We won’t have time to do it. “
The Argentine coach finally revealed that he has already started planning the next season with his president: “I have total confidence in my president (Pablo Longoria) concerning this transfer window. I have already had meetings with him for a while concerning this winter transfer window and also that of next summer, because things are going very well. quickly and you have to plan well in advance. And then, if there will be departures this winter, that is the club that will decide. We know the reality of the club and we have confidence in the capacity of our leaders to try to improve the team this winter and next summer. “