The end of the season is never restful. And on the side of the Olympique de Marseille, it is even less. Following its draw against Strasbourg and its defeat at Saint-Etienne, the Marseille club are fifth thanks to a better goal difference than RC Lens (56 pts), all two days from the end. In terms of sport, we will therefore have to perform to qualify for a European Cup. But behind the scenes, all is not rosy.
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A disrupted season for the former Nantes resident
This Friday evening, RMC Sport argued that Jorge Sampaoli, unhappy with certain elements, had dismissed four players for the last two Ligue 1 matches against Angers and Metz: Michaël Cuisance, Saîf-Eddine Khaoui, Valère Germain and Christopher Rocchia. At the same time, the leaders must think of the future with several players at the end of the contract and the end of the loans to be settled. A summer transfer window which promises to be eventful, but not really on paper for Valentin Rongier.
Under contract until June 2024 with the Olympians, the former Nantes player has played 33 games in all competitions this season (1 goal, 2 caviars). Not bad for a player injured almost two months because of a fragile Achilles tendon. Asked by Provence, Valentin Rongier returned to his season, while discussing his future. And for the midfielder, there may be a big cleaning this summer on the side of the Orange Vélodrome.
“We don’t decide everything in football”
“Those who remain are wondering what the workforce will be. We know roughly the heads that will remain, those that have a market value and are clearly on the market. This year, the reshuffle of the workforce will be heavy compared to other years ”, first dropped number 21. Speaking of the future, what about Valentin Rongier’s? Not on the unwanted list, however, the latter does not close any doors.
“Frankly, I have three years of contract left, I feel good here, I am happy, I have a magnificent living environment. After that, we don’t decide everything in football. If a team puts 25 or 30 million in Rongier (sic) and the president tells me he needs money … It depends on the project, on a lot of things. In my head, I really didn’t leave at all ”, concluded Valentin Rongier.