Free after the termination of his contract at Beijing Guoan, Cédric Bakambu should sign at Olympique de Marseille this winter. A recruitment carried out at the request of coach Jorge Sampaoli, convinced that his workforce needs several reinforcements this winter.
Since the closure of the previous transfer market, Jorge Sampaoli has never hidden his dissatisfaction. The coach of Olympique de Marseille has always felt that his workforce was not sufficiently armed to appear well in all the competitions in which his team participates. The Argentinian has indeed hammered his message in recent weeks, describing precisely the profile of the desired recruits, namely players used to playing possession football.
– Olympique de Marseille (@OM_Officiel) January 12, 2022
An astonishing speech when you know the financial situation of Olympique de Marseille, whose priority concerns sales. In failure in this exercise last summer, President Pablo Longoria has almost no room for error during this month of January. So one could imagine that Jorge Sampaoli’s wishes would be politely ignored. But apparently the technician might just be successful. Proof with the imminent arrival of striker Cédric Bakambu, free after the termination of his contract at Beijing Guoan, and without activity since last summer. For Simone Rovera, this recruitment clearly shows the importance of Jorge Sampaoli in Marseille.
The power of Sampaoli at OM
« Today, we see that Sampaoli still has a lot of power at OM, underlined the RMC consultant. When he talks about four or five recruits, I tried to understand if his words annoyed the leaders of OM because it is a lot to ask in January. And they say, “No, no, the coach is right. We have to go in his direction.” So if he wants Bakambu, he has Bakambu and will make him play. If the player is fit, if the fact that he has not played since last August is not a problem … We have already seen players come back from China and get in shape quickly and surprisingly. “It would not be surprising if the Congolese international needed a time to adapt to the method of the Marseille coach.