This summer, Olympique de Marseille has been active on the transfer market… without causing its payroll to explode.
As a reminder, the Marseille club has completed five reinforcements: Pape Gueye, Leonardo Balerdi, Yuto Nagatomo, Luis Henrique and Michaël Cuisance. Five players who will inevitably have their card to play in the coming weeks, with the championship but also the group stage of the Champions League. And while OM did not pay any big transfers this summer, except for Luis Henrique, it seems that Pablo Longoria and Jacques-Henri Eyraud also had the intelligence not to recruit overpriced players in terms of concerns wages.
In a summary table of the salaries of the Olympique de Marseille workforce, the site Marseille Football Club We learn that the five summer recruits appear at the bottom of the salary rankings. In short, the maximum salary for a recruit in Marseille this summer is 125,000 euros per month, which corresponds to the emoluments of Michaël Cuisance, Pape Gueye and Leonardo Balerdi. For his part, Yuto Nagatomo is paid up to 83,000 euros per month. Luis Henrique’s salary is even lower since it is estimated at 65,000 euros per month. Certainly, the era of big salaries is now over at Olympique de Marseille, which however continues to pay the gracious salaries of players such as Kevin Strootman (6 ME per year), Florian Thauvin (5 ME per year), Kostas Mitroglou (4 ME per year) or Valère Germain (3.6 ME per year). Without a doubt, the 2021 summer transfer window was the starting point of a new policy in Marseille, focused on the recruitment of promising young players not yet benefiting from colossal salaries, and likely to be sold at a high price.