This Saturday evening, Olympique de Marseille travels to Lille, as part of the 36th day of Ligue 1. On the side of the transfer window, the Marseille club must manage two of its stars.
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This meeting is decisive in the race for 2nd place in Ligue 1, while OM are assured since the defeat of Monaco in Lyon, this Friday evening, to finish at least on the podium at the end of the season. This match could have a very special importance for a player in the squad, namely Dimitri Payet. The Reunionese could indeed appear this Saturday for the last time in his career in the jersey of OM. Even with a very short jersey.
According to information relayed by The Team, number 10 has the possibility of hanging up his cleats this summer and entering the management of the Marseille club, which offers him this solution. After a season spent most of the time on the substitute bench, the 36-year-old attacking midfielder, whom Valentin Rongier wants to see continue, may not want to honor his last year of contract with a substitute status, especially since Amine Harit and Azzedine Ounahi, currently injured, will come to compete with the Frenchman next season.
At a press conference this Friday, Igor Tudor said he hoped that his captain, suspended for the last two games of the season, “have a good hour of gaming” against LOSC and “that everything goes well”.
Sanchez “very happy” in Marseille
The other question mark in OM’s summer transfer window is the future of Alexis Sanchez. The 34-year-old Chilean, strong man of the Phocaeans this season (), could leave at the end of his contract, by not activating the clause of an additional year residing in his lease. In an interview with RMCLeonardo Balerdi revealed that he spoke about his future with the striker who passed through Barça: “Did I ask Alexis (Sanchez) to stay at OM? Yes, I told him. But he is very happy here in Marseille. I don’t know what he will do this summer, but he’s fine, he’s happy, I really hope we qualify for the Champions League and that will motivate him even more to stay.
Briefly cited on the PSG side, the Chilean international will enter into negotiations with OM, who will not go crazy to retain him.