As the summer transfer window opened on Monday, the Marseille club seem more than ever financially distressed.
If theOlympic Marseille lived a full season sportingly, with the result a second place in the Ligue 1 ranking synonymous with returning to the Champions League, it is different financially. And not only because of the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The situation was such this winter that the OM file, accused of failing to comply with the rules of financial fair play, was sent to the clubs financial control judgment room.
Sanctions are to be feared for the vice-champions of France, who have not respected the agreement negotiated with UEFA after a first sprain in financial fair play. To hope to avoid them, OM will have to sell massively during the summer transfer window. Even before the coronavirus crisis, 60 million euros would indeed be necessary to stay in the nails set by the European confederation.
But according to specialist Manu Lanjon, the state of Olympian finances would be such that the Marseille club would find it difficult to continue paying for transfers last summer. “ I even talked in my Live about possible delays in the bills due for Benedetto and Rongier“, He said on Twitter. Enough to make the idea of the arrival of Baye Niang, considered acquired on Sunday, on the set of the Canal Football Club. “I do not have the same info as what there is a Rennes / Marseille agreement“Said Manu Lanjon, confirming the information from RMC Sport.