While there is talk of his intention to sell Olympique de Marseille, Frank McCourt was recently forced to fill a little the box of the Marseille club.
Frank McCourt has probably heard of rumors that have intensified this weekend regarding the sale of Olympique de Marseille, the American billionaire seeming to want to throw in the towel in order to recover a small part of his marbles.
But in the meantime, the owner of OM intends to avoid a total sinking of the Marseille club, aware that it is like all the clubs in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 Olympique de Marseille is in critical situation in the absence of TV rights and the various receipts related to matches and merchandising.
Because at the same time, Jacques-Henri Eyraud has to settle the invoices and the salaries, and that stings very hard at Olympique Marseille.
This Monday, La Provence says that to keep the ship afloat, Frank McCourt has put his hand in the pocket since the beginning of containment.
“The American would have recently injected money into the coffers of the club so that it assumes its current lifestyle, weighed down by this lack of revenue. Already last season, the Eric Soccer holding company had paid 77 million euros during the first half of 2019 to finance the summer transfer window and the operating losses of the first half” Recalls the regional daily.
This does not in any way engage the Marseille future of Frank McCourt, because obviously the businessman has every interest in seeing Olympique de Marseille in a relatively stable situation.
For now, the crisis does not allow to consider a quick sale, and while waiting to make a final choice, the owner of OM wants to do things right.