Mercato Mercato – OM: It’s confirmed, a last big transfer is expected


The transfer window ended with an incredible story around Bamba Dieng, who was close to no less than three clubs before finally staying at Olympique de Marseille. One of the clubs concerned could however return to the charge, since OGC Nice declared this Friday that it wanted to relaunch negotiations with OM in order to find a solution for the Senegalese striker.

The 2022 summer transfer window has closed, but that does not mean that we are immune to surprises. Several files could indeed be completed over the next few days, with in particular Mauro Icardi who should finally leave the PSG. But the hottest situation concerns theOM and especially Bamba Dieng, who had a very eventful last day of the transfer window. Last season’s revelation, the Senegalese has been announced to be leaving since the beginning of the summer and it was only at the end of August that things started to move around him.

Bamba Dieng’s crazy day

We revealed to you on le10sport.com only after the strong interest of the FC Lorient in Ligue 1 theOM was requested, with in particular an offer of 11M€ which arrived on the table of the Marseille leaders. It seemed to come from Leeds, who moreover was very close to completing the arrival of Dieng… before the latter reverses and heads towards theOGC Nice, whose offer was superior. Finally the Niçois decided to question everything, claiming a problem with the knee who died during the player’s medical examination.

Longoria is holding a surprise press conference this Friday

We should soon know more about the future of Bamba Dieng. This Friday, theOM communicated that Pablo Longoria will organize a press conference at 5 p.m. to discuss in depth the transfer window which has just ended. It is a safe bet that the questions about Dieng will be very numerous and the precise Marseille tooth will have to answer them, explaining clearly if he is still in the process of leaving or if he will be definitively reinstated in the team after his failed transfer. He will no doubt be more explicit than Igor Tudor, who barely mentioned the case Dieng when he was questioned during the press conference preceding the match against Auxerre.  » How did I experience this situation? In training, preparing for the match against Auxerre simply said the coach of theOM.

« It couldn’t be done, but we’re looking to see if we can do it a little differently »

With the joker market now open, a club still seems to be able to recruit Bamba Dieng. This is theOGC Nicewho after having stopped him on Thursday could well try to find a new agreement with theOM, according to Jean-Pierre Rivère’s last outing.  » It’s always sad when it happens like that. We wanted to take him, it’s a subject that has often come up on the table with regard to this player « explained the president of theOGC Nice.  » It couldn’t be done, but we’re looking to see if we can do it a little differently. I can not say more. We are looking with Marseille if we can find a different solution « . Note that according to RMC SportsI’OGC Nice would like to lower the previously agreed price for the transfer of Dieng, which would irritate to the highest degree theOMwho will remain inflexible: either the people of Nice respect the previous agreement, or the Senegalese striker will not move.



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