While Olympique de Marseille have not signed a single player this summer, Villas-Boas maintains that he is not fazed by this.
Andre Villas-Boas has a massive job on his hands as he looks to get Marseille out of a tricky situation. Les Phoceens are not in competitive shape in all honesty. No new players have been signed.
The transfer window in France has been open for almost a month. With no reinforcements in sight, one could forgive Villas-Boas for worrying. However, the Portuguese tactician isn’t too worried.
The club has already lost the services of star player Lucas Ocampos. The Argentine international has signed for Seville for €15 million and this fee is going to be used to reduce the club’s deficit which stands at €80 million.
President Jacques-Henri Eryaud has not been reassuring when it comes to signing new players. By refusing to raise the subject at a press conference presenting the new shirt sponsor, the Marseille boss has definitely gotten the fans and media worried.
However, Andre Villas-Boas is not alarmed by the situation. Indeed the former Tottenham boss would have known what he was getting himself into when he first signed for the Rhone giants.
As reported by La Provence, Villas-Boas said that he is going to rely on the younger generation to meet the club’s objectives for next season.
“This is the team that we will have in Ligue 1, we must reach that level that will allow us to qualify for the Champions League.”
“We finalized the departure of Lucas Ocampos which gives us more capacity for our transfer operations. We are keeping the younger players who will have an important role to play this season. We trust them and they will have their chance.”
And Villas-Boas would definitely be looking to ensure that the club’s prospects rise up to the occasion.