OM: Goodbye Bamba Dieng, Longoria is brutal

After a week rich in signings, Olympique de Marseille must face the reality, players must be sold. At the head of the gondola, there is Bamba Dieng whom Pablo Longoria wants to sacrifice.

Marseille fans had a hectic week with the almost simultaneous signings of Jonathan Clauss, Luis Suarez and Ruben Blanco, and they were counting on Friday’s friendly against Middlesbrough to boost their optimism further. But the scenario of the match was opposite, the entry of the newly recruited trio at the end of the match not changing the situation. Anyway, if he recruits with a vengeance, Pablo Longoria has not forgotten that Frank McCourt asked him to degrease the mammoth. The American businessman wants Olympique de Marseille to recover economically and has therefore asked its president to find players to sell. If no one disputes Longoria’s talent for recruiting, in terms of sales, his imagination shows its limits. The proof is the transfer of Bamba Dieng which is now announced as the most likely to get into the coffers of OM. But there is a concern.

Bamba Dieng on sale, Longoria wants money for OM

According to La Provence and L’Equipe, the entourage of the young Senegalese international understood that if the latter did not play on Friday, it was to confirm the message sent by Pablo Longoria, namely that the latter does not count on the striker yet considered one of the best nuggets of Marseille. The only problem, but a major one, on the side of the player unearthed at Diambars FC, there are no plans to leave OM during this transfer window, and this despite the interest of several clubs, including Freiburg in the Bundesliga. For Olympique de Marseille, the sale of Bamba Dieng could bring in at least 15 million euros, which is not nothing at this moment in the transfer window. Between a player who does not want to leave and a president who will do everything to transfer him, OM are preparing for a little headache in the coming days, even if Pablo Longoria seems to be determined.

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