Jordan Amavi joined OGC Nice at the very beginning of the transfer window, but to achieve this loan, Olympique de Marseille was forced to make an astonishing financial effort.
Jordan Amavi’s departure from OM was not a surprise, nor was his signing on a loan with a non-compulsory option to buy from OGC Nice. But if we are to believe the revelations of L’Equipe, in order to separate from his defender, Pablo Longoria was forced to make a big financial effort. Just like for Kevin Strootman, from whom Marseille still takes a large part of his salary, the president of the Marseille club has accepted the conditions of Nice in this file. Because if Christophe Galtier was happy to sign the left side of OM, it was determined that the latter could not upset the salary scale at the Gym, while the Riviera leaders had informed Pablo Longoria that it was inconceivable that the OGCN bears the entire salary of Jordan Amavi.
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For Pablo Longoria, under pressure from both Frank McCourt, who is demanding sales, and Jorge Sampaoli, who is demanding reinforcements, there was therefore no choice but to agree to negotiate with Nice for Jordan Amavi . And the sports daily explains that Olympique de Marseille has therefore validated the fact of taking charge of 60% of the salary of the 27-year-old defender, who received nearly 250,000 gross per month at OM. It is true that without this, Amavi would have remained in the Marseille city, no club being ready to offer such a salary to a player who is under contract with Marseille until June 2025. Until the end of the current season, the player from Nice will therefore essentially be paid by Olympique de Marseille, we are living in a wonderful time.