The markets pass by and are a little too similar to the Olympique de Marseille side. As often, the club from the south of France succeeds in recruiting but selling is much more complicated. If this Saturday morning they got their hands on Isaak Touré, Jonathan Clauss, Ruben Blanco, Chancel Mbemba, Luis Suarez and even Nuno Tavares, the Foxes have only sold Luan Peres to Fenerbahçe for around 5 million euros. However, the Olympic team needs cash and its owner Frank McCourt no longer wants to put his hand in his pocket and count on sales.
Therefore, president Pablo Longoria and his teams have work to do at this point and the leaders of Marseille are looking for players with a high market value. And this is the case of Bamba Dieng. Author of a hat-trick after coming on against Marignane at the start of summer preparation, the Senegalese centre-forward then disappeared from the radar. “We have five players because of the way we play, as Dimitri is also a second striker. It’s hard to give him minutes. Sometimes that happens in football.”, had also recently dumped coach Igor Tudor on him. Bamba Dieng is thus slightly pushed towards the exit and some clubs are starting to turn towards him.
Benfica is considering a loan with mandatory OA
A few weeks ago we exclusively announced to you that Freiburg were very interested in the 22-year-old player who had scored 7 goals and made 3 assists in 25 Ligue 1 games last season. But the German club are not alone in this matter . According to our information, Benfica Lisboa are now on the move, or at least preparing something behind the scenes. The Portuguese team is considering making a loan offer with a mandatory purchase option after 15 games played. This should mean 12 million euros to SLB’s proposal, third in Liga Portugal Bwin in 2021/22. And we also imagine, on the Portuguese side, that the OM will ask for a priority purchase option.
Now it remains to know the opinion of Olympique de Marseille on this offer. As a reminder, the Paris SG dolphin last season expects at least 15 million euros to let the Senegalese international (11 games, 1 goal) escape and will be uncompromising on this point. The price, then, is almost there but as a mandatory purchase option after a one-season loan… But Bamba Dieng, who clearly sees that he is not at all in the Croatian coach’s plans for the coming months, l ‘should give some more thoughts.