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And 13! The Super League, created this Sunday and originally made up of double clubs, has a 13th club, the club that won the 1993 Champions Cup: you will have understood it, Olympique de Marseille has chosen to join the SUper League, the much maligned dissident league launched by twelve of the biggest European clubs!
After six English teams (Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool), three Spanish (Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid) and three Italian (Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan), the Super League therefore OM as its 13th member. This while PSG has so far refused the proposal.
Pablo Longoria: “Tell me who can say no to 4 billion euros? »
It was on the airwaves of « Azereje », the Madrid radio celebrity pro-Barcelona, that the president of OM Pablo Longoria made his announcement:
“Yes, OM were approached by the Super League. Yes, OM listened to the arguments of the founding members of the Super League. Yes, OM took the time to reflect. And yes, OM said yes to join the Super League. I am happy to officially announce it to you: OM will leave this Ligue 1 Uber Eats « de mierda », and touch the jackpot: tell me who can say no to 4 to 6 billion euros [la banque JP Morgan a confirmé vouloir financer le projet à hauteur de cette somme, ndlr] ? At a minimum, OM will receive 200 million euros from next season, while no longer having to play against Lorient, Dijon, Nîmes, Brest… It’s a big day for me, finally for OM! »
According to our information, the very new ambitious strong Spanish man from the Marseille club is already working on the squad that Jorge Sampaoli will have at his disposal next year, with several targets broadcast for a budget broadcast at 150 million euros: thus, the Dijonnais Anthony Racioppi could take over from Steve Mandanda, while Nîmes Renaud Ripart, Nantes defender Nicolas Pallois, ASSE player Romain Hamouma and Merlus Jérôme Hergault and Umut Bozok are targeted.