OM: what future at the club for the Minots?

OM: what future at the club for the Minots?
OM: what future at the club for the Minots?

The happiness and joy of having won the 2nd Gambardella Cup in the great history of OM will soon give way to questions and discussions concerning the future of the young Olympians.

Protect both cracks

Absent yesterday because they were present at Euro U17 alongside the very good midfielder Yanis Sellami, Enzo Sternal and Darryl Bakola represent a real challenge for Olympique de Marseille. Talented and very promising, the two young boys only have one year left on their contract with OM and could change direction in 2025 if nothing is done to perfectly promote their development. Like them, will other talents have the chance to continue among the pros at OM, with real playing time and a real place in the group? Nothing is less certain and these two boys are very popular in Europe.

You will have to find your place

The consequences of the bankruptcy of the professional team this season could also pose problems for the young talents of the training center. Indeed, next season, OM will only play between 35 and 40 matches, since there will only be the championship and the French Cup to play. The opportunities will therefore be much fewer to win in Marseille. This season, OM integrated Bilal Nadir and Emran Soglo into their group and gave a few crumbs to Noam Mayoka-Tika, Raimane Daou, Keyliane Abdallah and Gaël Lafont. The place in the group, which will be tighter in number, will certainly have to be sought during the summer preparation. And culturally at OM, the space allocated to young people is limited.

What sports policy?

A U19 championship title would still help the club a lot, which could thus offer young boys the opportunity to compete in the Youth League, a tough competition where certain talents have shown the extent of their level before moving up to the pros. Otherwise, everything will depend on the club’s sporting policy and the choices that will be made. A difficult choice due to the situation of the club, which has just missed the Champions League two years in a row. For young people to have a real place next season, only 18 professional players should be kept to leave space for Olympian hopes. Not impossible, but it would be a real strong choice on the part of management. A choice of club.

For more debates and information on this subject, we suggest you watch the 3rd Half following the victory in the Gambardella Cup on video with Slim Hanayen, Romain Haering, Idriss Kasmi and Bastien Cordoleani.

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