While Olympique de Marseille is still waiting for Andoni Zubizarreta’s successor, André Villas-Boas is working behind the scenes to take things in hand for the transfer window.
Already in great financial difficulty, Olympique de Marseille must also do without its sports director since the departure of Andoni Zubizarreta almost two months ago.
In search of a football director, who will therefore have expanded functions compared to those of the Basque leader, Jacques-Henri Eyraud has still not found the lucky one which generates a significant delay on the transfer window.
Consequently, it was André Villas-Boas who decided to take matters into his own hands to strengthen his workforce.
Villas-Boas already has a big short-list
Thus, after having worked to attract Pope Gueye whose contract ended on June 30 in Le Havre, the Portuguese technician does not intend to stop on such a good path.
According to information from La Provence , André Villas-Boas has thus drawn up a list which consists of around fifteen names of players likely to come and strengthen OM this summer.
Aware of the club’s financial difficulties, the former Chelsea coach is looking for affordable ways and knows that he will not be able to splurge.
” He can find two or three players on loan to adjust his team, ” says an agent in the columns of La Provence.. One thing is certain, from Thursday, and until August 10, there will be no formalization on the side of OM , the market closing its doors for a month in France.