This summer, OM will have to strengthen its workforce in terms of quality and quantity. Quite a challenge, especially since OM will also have to shed one or more of their talents if possible by being active on the departures market.
In this context, the Marseille club knows it, it will have to look into the market for free players. But little by little, this market is running out. After the failure Axel Witsel and the difficulties of the Riechedly Bazoer casewill OM try a new free player, after managing to recruit Cedric Bakambu and Sead Kolasinac without transfer compensation, as well as Samuel Gigotwho will arrive free when training resumes on June 29.
Cases carried out successfully which suggest that OM has not said its last word on this particular market. To satisfy Jorge Sampaoliwho believes since his arrival in Marseille, that he does not have a sufficient number of players to be ultra competitive on all fronts, Pablo Longoria and his teams will have to be tricky. Recruiting a new free player is therefore an option not to be ruled out. Here are five players who could match what OM are looking for this summer.
why it is interesting : In the defensive midfield register capable of playing in central defense, and even of moving from one position to another during the match like a Boubacar Kamara, there is no better on the market free players. Florian Grillitsch has just finished his seventh season at the highest Bundesliga level and could change championships in order to show the extent of his qualities elsewhere.
Interested clubs: Wolfsburg, Fiorentina
why it is interesting : The left-hander is an excellent side player who played only in the Premier League during his career, at Leicester, then at Crystal Palace. Very experienced, he is a very attacking left side who has a profile capable of showing himself very high on the ground. Lately, he has also shone in the heart of the game at Palace, who are still trying to get him extended. Perhaps the moment for this interesting player to discover the Champions League?
Interested clubs: Crystal Palace (extension)
why it is interesting : Porto’s central defense boss will leave the Dragons. With Felipe Luiz (Lazio) who will sign for Bétis Sevilla, he represents these very good free players who are attractive to many clubs. Solid, experienced, Mbemba has all the right picks for OM. It remains to be seen whether the compatriot of Cédric Bakambu will be tempted.
Interested clubs: OM, Lyon, Everton, Fiorentina, Trabzonspor
why it is interesting : On the free market, there are very few talented attackers left. Rather left winger, the Canadian who will go to the World Cup has the advantage of being able to play on the entire front of the attack. Author of a total of 39 goals in 3 seasons with Besiktas, he will change air this summer and the courtiers are numerous. His style of play could stick to Ligue 1.
Interested clubs: Olympiakos, Tottenham, West Ham, Nottingham Forest, Galatasaray
why it is interesting : In Ligue 1, few good players are still free and accessible. The side of Reims is one of them. Excellent in the second half of the season with his club, he has an interesting profile which could make him a good pick. Able to play in a defense of four or five, he could well have the level to play for OM, who would follow him in this transfer window.
Interested clubs: Lyon, OM, Lens