OM: update on the Bamba Dieng case


Olympique de Marseille intends to take advantage of the last moments of the summer transfer window to release some players whose coach Igor Theodor does not depend on. Among the candidates for the departure of Senegalese striker Bamba Deng.

Bamba Deng, match between RCSA Strasbourg and OM Olympique de Marseille

Zero minutes in 2022-2023

Bamba Dieng needs a change of scenery. At the end of July, Olympique de Marseille coach Igor Theodor announced that the Ivorian striker was not in his plans. “Right now, unfortunately, and I’m sorry about that, we have five players for the way we play, because Dimitri is also a second striker. Hard to give him minutes. Sometimes this happens in football.” The trend was not reversed in the following weeks. And for good reason, because the 22-year-old hasn’t played a single minute since the start of the 2022-2023 season. After being expelled from the first team, the bikini national must quickly find the boot that fits him before the end of the summer transfer window.

9 goals in 42 matches

If his departure from Olympique de Marseille is in doubt, the former Diambars FC member can continue his career in the French championship. As revealed on our website, FC Lorient has put himself on his profile. Hakes aims to recruit him in order to numerically compensate for the departure of Armand Laurienté, expected of the Sassuolo Italians. The problem, according to the log information the teamThe Marseille staff rejected an offer sent by Breton club, in the amount of between 6 and 8 million euros, for a player whose market value is estimated at 10 million euros per player. Transfer Market. In addition, Olympique de Marseille refuses to loan Bamba Deng and wants to complete a permanent transfer.

Scored in October 2020 by Club Bouches-du-Rhône, the player with 11 caps and 1 goal with the Teranga Lions participated in 42 matches in all competitions, scoring 9 goals, including 30 matches and 7 goals in League 1.

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