Between Luis Campos and Lille, 2 nd in Ligue 1, the divorce is this time, well and truly, consummated. Even if no official communication has taken place to endorse this rupture, the facts are there. Clear. Landed in Lille in 2017 to draw the outlines of a new project alongside the investor Gérard Lopez, he has not appeared at the Luchin training center since August 20. The sports advisor is annoyed, to put it mildly, by a relationship that has deteriorated for many months with Marc Ingla, the general manager.
In both substance and form, the differences between the two men crystallize during the transfer window. The failure, this summer, of the extension of Loïc Rémy, who left for Turkey in Rizespor, only made matters worse. Currently in Monaco, where he lives, Campos has no intention of returning to Lille. “Between Luis and Le Losc, it’s over. And even a departure from Ingla would not affect its position, ”confided to us this Saturday, one of his old friends. Thursday evening, after Lille – Celtic, in the Europa League (2-2), Christophe Galtier had, moreover, confirmed, implicitly, such an outcome: “It is never a good omen to let the distances settle in the time, ”admitted the northern technician fatalism.
Lopez refused to decide
Contractually linked with Lopez via the player detection company Scoutly, Campos has been placed on “total unavailability” for more than two months. He received, in this interval, many messages from Losc employees, to which he did not respond in order to respect his withdrawal. “His role is not limited to recruitment alone, loose one of his intimate. He also supervises the entire professional department of Losc. And these last months, there has been, listening to him, several interferences in his work. He no longer supports that these missions are reduced. “
He would also have been disappointed with certain statements by Gérard Lopez with whom he distanced himself. Currently in the United States for six weeks for personal and professional reasons, the Spanish-Luxembourgish businessman has, however, constantly praised the expertise of Campos in terms of recruitment and negotiations already proven in Monaco. in the 2010s. But for twenty years, he has also collaborated, in all confidence, with Marc Ingla.
By refusing to decide between the two men he must, therefore, resolve to the departure of the Portuguese roué, one of the architects of the sporting success of the Mastiffs, based on trading-players, like Christophe Galtier. “Some locker room executives have positioned themselves with the president to demand the return of Campos, loose a close to the file, familiar with the mysteries of the club. Lopez listened to them, but he refused to go along with them. According to Lusitanian sources, the negotiations which should lead to a separation between the two parties have even already started.
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