Taulier of Jorge Sampaoli at OM, William Saliba is not sure to continue his career in Marseille, where he is only on loan from Arsenal.
The William Saliba file will obviously shake up Pablo Longoria’s nights in the coming weeks at Olympique de Marseille. And for good reason, the Marseille club has made the permanent recruitment of the French international an absolute priority. Flagship player of Jorge Sampaoli, who almost never blows him, William Saliba is only loaned without option to buy by Arsenal, where he still has a year of contract on the clock. In its edition of the day, La Provence takes stock of the William Saliba case and confirms that the task will be particularly tough for Pablo Longoria, who will have to take out the oars to find the right arguments to convince Arsenal. And for good reason, the Gunners are considering next season with Saliba in their squad. Although Mikel Arteta is not an absolute fan of the former Stéphanois, the Gunners coach is not crazy and he has seen Saliba’s performances in Ligue 1 and the French team in particular.
Saliba is not (yet) unanimous at Arsenal
Arsenal are counting on William Saliba for the coming season and yet some people familiar with the matter do not rule out a change in trend in the coming weeks, as if William Saliba did not make everyone agree at the Gunners. A chance for OM? Yes, but… The profile of the Olympique de Marseille defender appeals to a lot of big clubs across Europe. Atlético de Madrid and Naples are, for example, interested in the profile of William Saliba and could have resources greatly superior to those of OM during the next transfer window. On the other hand, Pablo Longoria and Jorge Sampaoli have a major argument that the others do not have: Saliba’s well-being and the guarantee of offering him a starting role in a team with a good chance of qualifying for the League of Nations. Champions. Indeed, La Provence reports that William Saliba feels very well in Marseille, where he is now attached to the club as well as to the supporters and even to his teammates. In the event of qualification for the Champions League, Saliba would see himself staying at least one more season in Marseille, at only 21 years old. And that could well be decisive in this file which could be full of surprises this summer.