OM: Gattuso will bet on this youngster during the CAN


By: Manu Tournoux

OM will be greatly decimated during CAN 2023. A situation which will force Gennaro Gattuso to have more confidence in his young people.

The African Cup of Nations starts in two weeks. A test which will force several French clubs to separate from one or more of their elements. Among the teams that risk being particularly affected is OM. Nine internationals are likely to leave the Marseille team between January 13 and February 11.

A new look OM during the CAN

No sector is spared and many incumbents are affected (Harit, Sarr, Ndiaye, Ounahi, Mbemba, etc.). All these beautiful people will potentially miss five matches of their club, including the shock against Monaco (January 27).

Faced with this cascade of defections, Gennaro Gattuso will be obliged to tinker and draw from the youth teams. There are several candidates for a place in the group. If we are to believe La Provence, the one who is best placed to play regularly during the period in question is Bilal Nadir.

This midfielder has already appeared six times this season (4 in the league, 2 in the Europa League). He did pretty well. The Italian technician appreciates his slaughter. He could align him in the midfield alongside Kondogbia and Veretout in a 4-3-3 system. Or in 3-5-2 with the same duo of defensive midfielders.

Besides Nadir, other young people could possibly be thrown into the deep end. We think of Emran Soglo and Noah Mayoka-Tika. Of course, there is also the solution of offering reinforcements. Pablo Longoria is already working behind the scenes to bring in new defectors.

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