Accompanied by Bernard Lacombe and Alain Perrin, Jean-Michel Aulas presented OL’s new recruit, Fabio Grosso.
The Italian left back is the fourth new recruit for OL, after Nadir Belhadj, Kader Keita and Mathieu Bodmer. “We have an ambitious recruitment policy,” Aulas said. “Over the last 10 years, we’ve spent €290m on recruitment, €160m of which has been spent in the last 5 years. Not many European clubs can do that.”
The €7.5m spent to sign the Italian international brings the sum spent by OL in the off-season to “just over €40m”. “With the players we now have at our disposal, we have the means,” declared the Olympien President, noting that Kader Keita and Karim Benzema can play on the left and cover the departure of Florent Malouda. “The left flank of this version of OL has nothing to envy in its predecessors.”
Concerning other arrivals, Jean-Michel Aulas revealed that “there are no further reinforcements planned at the moment,” taking care to note that “that doesn’t mean that our recruiting is over. We have done what the manager asked us to but the possibility of a making a few more adjustments, should we need to, remains…”
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