In search of a center-forward in the winter transfer window, OM ticked the name of Cédric Bakambu, free from any contract.
With the departure of Jordan Amavi in Nice, which reduced the club’s payroll, Olympique de Marseille could achieve a nice blow in attack. And for good reason, Pablo Longoria is in the footsteps of Cédric Bakambu, free of any contract since his departure from China. The Congolese international confessed last week that he was very open to the idea of returning to Ligue 1, where four clubs are following his file: Lyon, Lille, Nice and therefore Marseille. If we are to believe the information from the Chaîne L’Equipe, it is clearly the leaders of Olympique de Marseille who are in pole position in this case. In search of a real major double in Arek Milik, the decision makers of the Marseille club have engaged in very concrete discussions to lead to an agreement with the Bakambu clan.
Bakambu lining Milik, it’s progressing
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The media understands that the case is very well underway and that Cédric Bakambu could become a player for Olympique de Marseille in the coming hours. Good news for Jorge Sampaoli, who explained before the match in Bordeaux that according to him, he was still missing “3 or 4 players” to have a “Full workforce”. The arrival of a striker will fill a hole in a post where Arkadiusz Milik, who has been blowing hot and cold since the start of the season, is quite alone. The young Bamba Dieng certainly offers a little competition to the Pole. But in the eyes of Jorge Sampaoli, the former striker of the Diambiars Institute, currently at CAN with Senegal, is more of a winger for the moment. With a player like Cédric Bakambu, who performed for a club like Villarreal in Spain, it is a striker of another caliber that OM would offer themselves to seriously compete with Arkadiusz Milik.