From the start of the winter market, OM is active with the departure of Jordan Amavi to Nice and the imminent signing of Cédric Bakambu.
Pablo Longoria hates staying inactive during the transfer window and the president of Olympique de Marseille has thus taken matters into his own hands to speed up the recruitment of the Marseille club. A few days after the departure of Jordan Amavi in Nice in the form of a loan with option to buy, OM is in the process of completing the signing of Cédric Bakambu, free since his departure from China on December 31. The Congolese striker is not expected to be Marseille’s only winter signing, who will make up for each start numerically. And according to L’Equipe, there is a good chance that Jordan Amavi will not be the only player to leave La Canebière in January. Indeed, four players of the current workforce are likely to pack their bags according to the national daily.
Alvaro still very much courted
– Álvaro González (@AlvaroGonzalez_) January 11, 2022
The next most likely departure is that of Alvaro Gonzalez. In lack of playing time since the start of the season under the leadership of Jorge Sampaoli, the Spanish defender is targeted by several Ligue 1 clubs. Saint-Etienne and Strasbourg appreciate him while the Girondins de Bordeaux have squarely made the defender of the Olympique de Marseille their top priority. Alvaro, for his part, gives priority to FC Valencia, who would like to recruit him in the form of a loan with option to buy. In the defensive sector, a player who is a starting point is also on the list of possible starters in the person of Boubacar Kamara. At the end of his contract with OM in six months, the player trained in Marseille has still not given his agreement to extend to the Old Port. Its situation arouses the interest of many clubs. But most would like to recruit him free in six months, which increases his chances of staying this winter.
Bakambu coming, Milik or Dieng towards the exit?
The two other possible departures mentioned by the newspaper L’Equipe concern offensive players. The signing of Cédric Bakambu could allow Pablo Longoria to let go of Arkadiusz Milik or Bamba Dieng with less difficulty. The Polish international is still a target for Juventus Turin, who also osberate the performances of Sardar Azmoun (Zenith Saint Petersburg) and Memphis Depay (Barcelona). But in all likelihood, Marseille will not let go of its Polish striker for less than 15 million euros. As for Bamba Dieng, he already has good odds in the Premier League. Currently at the African Cup of Nations with Senegal, the former striker of the Diambiars Institute has scored four goals in Ligue 1 since the start of the season. Newcastle and West Ham are following him although so far the two Premier League clubs have not made it a priority. The Magpies, for example, are much hotter on Reims striker Hugo Ekitike. For the 19-year-old striker, they could put € 35million on the table. An amount that would largely fill OM for Bamba Dieng.