Speaking to La Provence, French World Cup winner Adil Rami explained that he tried to convince the Marseille board to sign Marcus Thuram (Gladbach) or Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig).
“For the Champions Project, at the time, I went to see the president and I told him to look at this or that player, like the young Thuram, such a prospect, or Yussuf Poulsen, who could have been good for us because he is big and athletic. But, no. I was disappointed. In the end, we are in the Champions’ League. I speak as a fan. When you propose something like that (Champions Project) and you do not do a very intelligent transfer window, you don’t take a killer striker, what follows is difficult…”