Maoulida said, “There have been many names. We heard about Giroud, Bacca … a lot of names came out. Even that of Diego Costa is out. Without lying to you, me, Diego Costa, it made me dream. And when I heard Diego Costa at OM … I love this player!
“He’s the image of Marseille: determination, efficiency, grit … After I think it may be impossible, because it involves world-class players, who may have an untouchable level of salary.
“But we waited for the big name that was to be announced.”