In a more surprising development in the final days of this transfer window, Ligue 1 club Marseille announced on Thursday that they had launched their own music record label.
No, you have not read the above incorrectly. The label is called OM Records and has been announced in partnership with industry heavyweight BMG.
The label will specialise in rap, R&B and pop genres. This partnership also sees BMG become the exclusive provider of music to Marseille in all its projects and music activities. The deal gives OM rights to use the entirety of BMG’s music catalogue.