OM: Bakambu sold 8 ME, an impossible deal?

OM want to sell in the attacking sector to make room for Alexis Sanchez. Two departures are advanced, those of Konrad and Bakambu.

Olympique de Marseille will formalize in the coming hours the signing of Jordan Veretout, a weight reinforcement for Igor Tudor in midfield. The French international could be imitated in the days to come by Alexis Sanchez, the Chilean having reached an agreement in principle with OM on the basis of a two-year contract. But before being able to sign the former Arsenal and FC Barcelona striker, the Marseille club must shed one or two players in order to reduce its payroll. This Friday, L’Equipe reveals that Konrad de la Fuente’s loan with a quasi-compulsory purchase option at Real Valladolid has been acquired and that the departure of the American international will be effective in the days to come. At the same time, OM are negotiating with Celta Vigo for the transfer of Cédric Bakambu.

Bakambu sold 8 million euros to Celta Vigo?

The national daily confirms ongoing negotiations with Celta Vigo and Cédric Bakambu, not closed to the idea of ​​returning to Spain and signing a long-term contract, while his lease with OM will expire in a year. For its part, the Spanish site Todo Fichajes understands that discussions are very advanced between Olympique de Marseille and Celta Vigo. Six months after recruiting Cédric Bakambu for zero euros, the Marseille club could recover a nice transfer fee with the Congolese international. And for good reason, the media understands that the discussions between Marseille and Celta Vigo relate to a transfer of up to 8 million euros for Cédric Bakambu, who would initial a contract until June 2025 in Spain.

Bakambu not so hot to join Celta?

Suffice to say that the operation would be beautiful for Pablo Longoria. But it will not be so easy to complete as announced by the Spanish press. And for good reason, Foot Mercato reveals for its part that Cédric Bakambu will be very difficult to convince to leave Olympique de Marseille. The Congolese international is aware that his situation is comfortable at OM, in terms of salary but also in sport, where he passes Dieng in a club qualified for the next Champions League. If he is unlikely to be an indisputable starter in the eyes of Igor Tudor, the Congolese received positive signals during the preparation by participating in each match, and knows that he will have playing time in view of the accumulation of encounters. The departure of Cédric Bakambu is therefore very far from certain for the staff of OM, for whom it will be necessary to review its plans in order to slim down and thus make room for Alexis Sanchez.

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