OM Mercato: Bamba Dieng experienced a very disappointing summer transfer window on a psychological level. And his situation is not improving in Marseille.
OM Mercato: A painful decision for Bamba Dieng
This summer, Bamba Dieng lost almost everything. The Senegalese international experienced a clear progression last season under the orders of Jorge Sampaoli. Then, everything changed during the off-season with the arrival ofIgor Tudor on the sidelines of OM. The new Marseille coach does not really count on the young striker to animate his offensive sector. In difficulty with the residents of the Vélodrome stadium, Bamba Dieng was even close to joining OGC Nice in the final moments of the transfer window. But his transfer ultimately failed due to an anomaly detected in his knee during the traditional medical examination.
It was therefore with a broken soul that he returned to Marseille in the hope of moving forward. And his situation at OM is not improving. Worse, the young Senegalese striker was not registered on the list for the Champions League. This dismissal is a real blow for the young player, who dreamed of participating in this European campaign under the colors of Marseille. Bamba Dieng will not see London on Wednesday, where Dimitri Payet and his teammates will challenge Tottenham. He will thus remain warm at home during this European shock. And the reigning African champion is still far from seeing the end of the tunnel.
OM Mercato: Bamba Dieng trains away from the Marseille group
Back to Marseille Olympics, after the failure of his transfer to OGC Nice, the Senegalese international perhaps did not imagine that they would have to wait so long before experiencing a new match under the colors of Marseille. He will wait until next Saturday, with the reception of LOSC at the Vélodrome, to hope to rejoin the Marseille group. In the meantime, the Marseille nugget took over the coach this Tuesday at the Robert-Louis-Dreyfus center.
Only, according to information from Provence, the young striker trained away from the Marseille group. Probably lacking in rhythm since the last hectic days, he will have to resume gradually before returning to the collective sessions. For now, Bamba Dieng, which seems more and more isolated at Olympique de Marseille, is not lacking in courtiers. Several exotic formations are still trying to secure the services of the young Marseille striker in the coming days.
OM Mercato: Galatasaray is also interested in Bamba Dieng
While the summer transfer window has closed its doors in the biggest European championships, Turkey is still reaching out to the young star of OM. The information is given by Turkish media, which ensures that Galatasaray is very interested in Bamba Dieng. Already come to the information about Cengiz Ünder, the Istanbul leaders would therefore try another bet on the side of Olympique Marseille. They would have made the compatriot of Sadio Mané a target of choice to strengthen their offensive sector. However, this file is more complex than expected.
Pushed out while he is under contract until June 2025 with OM, Bamba Dieng no longer intends to leave the Marseille club this summer. He even seems determined to continue his adventure on the Canebière, even if it means running out of playing time a few months before the World Cup in Qatar. For the time being, he maintains his position unchanged. Its various suitors, such as Antwerp or Royal Antwerp in Belgium, are warned.
Barring a huge last twist, he should stay at least one more season. He will still have to find a solution for a better cohabitation with the Croatian coach Igor Tudor. This season, the Senegalese centre-forward has yet to play a game with OM.