Season 2 is done now !
"Time for changes "
We did better than expected last season because we can now compete with the big boys in CL and hopefully get some really welcomed money
The task will be tough with an european competition to play this year as the team is still very thin and needs a lot of changes to be competitive
So let's stick to one of the most important transfer market made by the club this century !!
As said just above, and you should have noticed it by yourself if you already complete a season with Marseille
You just can't stick with the existing squad, first of all because you can't afford it and also if you want to stick with the club vision:
-Sign players under 23 for the 1st team
-Don't sign players over 30
As you can notice, a lot of (good) business here, thi money is more than necessary, i have to start almost from scratch with this team
Completely surprised to be able to sell LOPEZ for this kind of money, he was not transfer listed, i just have to negociate this amount to ManU, even if HG and Club Grown, it was impossible for me to refuse 80M€ straight, btw he played all season long with ManU and they transfered Pogba to PSG for roughly the same money
For CALETA CAR even if he was my best DF last season, impossible as well to refuse this kind of money especially from a chinese club that i won't face in any competitions, market for defenders is more easy to fill this year, you'll see
STROOTMAN is already 30, has huge wages, thanks again dear Norwich friends to offer me this adorable amount for a player who did not offer as much as he could for my side
Selling AMAVI for this kind of money is an absolute fraud tbh But i must admit that he had a very consistent season for me
Regarding BENEDETTO and SAKAI, pretty similar situation, both on their 30's and Non EU players, i will find find suitable replacements for them
MITROGLOU is coming back from his loan spell in Holland, obviously to offload
A lot of investments were absolutely necessary, i need quality almost everywhere
As you can notice we were able to make some unexpected great moves !
The well known spaniard was suprisingly transfer listed around the end of the season
It was impossible to miss this great business for only 13.25M€
Can play almost everywhere upfront, he will be for me on the left wing mainly
Brother of the french world cup winner Lucas
Theo had difficulties in Milan, i wasable to negociate only 15M€ for quality Left Fullback
French btw and only 22 y/o (when i signed him)
Nice freebie that will cover my #9 spot as a back up
Already experienced it in previous FM
Will be more than capable in Ligue 1 and i'm sure i'll mae money on him next year
What a surprise here !
Only have to trigger his "tiny" release clause of 18.75M€
Homegrown btw, a must sign !
Only 18y/o and already a lot to offer !
Will be my left IF for years to come and can help me out in others positions
An absolute must sign !
22.5M€ was the price of his release clause
From Lille, a very useful Right back is joining us on the cheap only 8.75M€
I'm sure his good crossing ability will be useful when the ME will be fixed
May be the greatest coup here
For some awkards reasons Lyon had sold almost his entire first team for silly money, like Depay for 26M€ for example despite their Europa League qualification
Delighted to get a deal done for only 21M€ for this quality, my striker for years to come
No need to introduce the lad
Had my best player on the pitch this year
Had joined us on a free from Madrid a little bit later in the summer (was recovering from an injury btw)
Immense player, especially for Marseille
Transfer listed from PSG, we wera able to get the left footed CB for 23M€
French and young, a good replacement for my croatian boy off to China
Despite his 33 y/o MATUIDI still has a lot to offer, will be used as a back up and tutor for my young lads; he's joining us on a free from Juventus after a test with us where he proved me he was more than capable at this level
He was a great find from my scouting department who poached the lad in Italy
For this kind of money 21M€, i'm covered in the midfield for almost a decade
Superb all around midfielder and only 22 y/o !
ADLI and OSIMHEN were just great financial deals from Bordeaux and Lille in Ligue 1
They won't be playing for me this season as i have my line up ready, but they will be starters elsewhere where they both had a complete season
ADLI is definitely a bargain for this quality, absolute must sign imo
As you can notice a lot of signings, that should be the last time that i brought so many new faces in
But i stick to the board vision for almost all of them and i need to build for the future
Hopefully we will already perform this year !
Decided to stick with my original 4-3-3, only a few tweaks
Got some difficulties at the back this year
Too many changes were made and the players seem to struggle sometimes
I'm already working on another tactic for the upcoming season
JAMES RODRIGUEZ had been immense all year long, assisting for fun
Must admit that both wings worked pretty well, especially the right one
Will need to focus on a proper good GK next year, PACHECO is too limited for the top level
I need to compete for a CL qualifications this year (which means top 3 in France), this is what my board wants from me
That won't be for us this year again even if i managed to get 1 point more than last year
PSG (with Pogba, Halaand ) is too strong for us, we need to improve next season
But i'm quite confident as my squad is really young and i just built the core this season, we need to step up !
No more Coupe de la Ligue this year, the competiton is dead
We only have the Coupe de France
I've been unlucky enough to draw Monaco away for the first round i had to play
Well, we lost 2-0 there, end of the journey
We won't be able to defend our only title earned last year
To definitely improve
I had the pleasure to discover that despite finishing 2nd i was in the 4th bracket for the draw
And obviously i inherited a very easy group
Well, i know where to improve for the next season
What a crappy run
As said above,
JAMES RODRIGUEZ had been a real worldbeater
Even if he's my top earner, that's well spent !
LIHADJI is still developing nicely
Next year i really need to get a trophy and most of all, i need to make a longer journey in Champions League