Mentioned for many months, the sale of Olympique de Marseille seems to be materializing. And Saudi Arabia has nothing to do with it…
The proponents of the sale of Olympique de Marseille, who have not stopped for two years now since the sale of the Olympian club has been acquired, could well see their prophecy come true. But contrary to what was tirelessly announced by these birds of good omen, the next owner should not be a wealthy Saudi, but a local figure, Maxime Saadé, the president of CMA CGM, world leader in transport and logistics, established in Marseille for many years.
Rumors surrounding the takeover of OM by the Franco-Lebanese businessman began with the partnership forged between the Olympian club and the shipping company, which is preparing to become the shirt sponsor replacing Cazoo. Since then, some consider that the influence of the CMA CGM at the Olympics goes beyond this sole partnership, however premium it may be. The winter transfer window of Ciel et Blanc would be the best proof of this. And now, the next sale of Olympique de Marseille to Maxime Saadé seems understood for many observers. Evidenced by the little sentence dropped by Emmanuel Lechypre on the set of BFM Business.
When it came to the various businesses of Maxime Saadé, considered one of the main French fortunes, the BFM journalist was categorical. “They will soon buy OM, it’s only the beginning”, he thus asserted. Emmanuel Lechypre is not the first to say that the sale of the Olympian club was acquired. “Rodolphe is sincerely attached to the city. He is present, he puts in the money. He will end up buying Olympique de Marseille., recently said Stéphane Richard, former CEO of Orange and close to the native of Beirut. Words that obviously did not go unnoticed in the Marseille city.