Presented by the press as the “special advisor” to President Jacques-Henri Eyraud, the Englishman Paul Aldridge has only a reduced role at OM.
After a turbulent first part of the season, with a catastrophic course in Champions League but a succession of victories in League 1 which allows it to spend the holidays in 5th position in the standings (with 2 games less than the other leading teams), theOM could well lose one or two important players during the winter transfer window.
Frank McCourt’s club is still waiting for a big sale in order to rebalance the accounts a bit, as Pablo Longoria, the sporting director, recalled in a long interview with Provence. Florian Thauvin, at the end of the contract, will not be retained in the event of an interesting offer, while Duje Caleta-Car, Boubacar Kamara and Morgan Sanson remain in the market and could bring in tens of millions of euros. As for Kevin strootman, at XXL salary, it will be offered to the first comer (or almost).
No sales in England for a year …
These 4 players are attracting envy in England and Paul Aldridge could finally make a deal. A year ago, the former West Ham sporting director was presented as ” Jacques-Henri Eyraud’s new special advisor “. Since then, none of the players in the workforce has crossed the Channel. At the same time, Paul Aldridge only has a limited role at OM, since he is only a ” consultant ” who is ” based in england », As assured by the president of the club.
“JHE” recently regretted, in The team, ” a lot of misunderstanding “Concerning the function of Paul Aldridge, who has” always been positioned as a consultant, no more and no less, who should help us better understand the market in England “. And Longoria to specify: ” England must be considered number 1 in the football industry. It can offer a lot of opportunities to sell players “. It would be time to sell, indeed.
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