OM Mercato: Very active on the transfer market, Olympique de Marseille should complete a major sale in the coming days.
OM Mercato: Cédric Bakambu’s departure becomes clearer
Thundering since the opening of the summer transfer window, Marseille Olympics has significantly strengthened its workforce this summer. The Marseille club has recruited in all positions to offer a very competitive group to its coach Igor Tudor. OM, who are aiming for the podium in the French Championship and who hope to go as far as possible in the Uefa Champions League, have already managed to get their hands on 10 new recruits. And it’s not over yet since the Marseille president, Pablo Longoria, and its new sporting director, Javier Ribalta, are still working behind the scenes to attract a new central defender. The Olympian leaders would have particularly set their sights on Eric Bailly, struggling at Manchester United. Negotiations between the different parties would even be on a very good track.
But at the same time, the last dolphins of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) could complete a good sale in the coming days. Faced with economic demands, the management of OM does not really close the door to a departure from Cedric Bakambu. We have known since August 17, 2022 that the Congolese international is part of this list of players that the management of Olympique de Marseille plans to fire in order to reduce its payroll and at the same time bail out its coffers already in the Red.
Like Kevin Strootman, Jordan Amavi, or even Duje Caleta-Car, the former Villarreal striker launched at the Marseille club by Jorge Sampaoli is asked to look elsewhere for this summer transfer window. And it is not the courtiers who are missing for his transfer. In recent months, his name has been regularly mentioned in the Celta Vigo, looking for offensive reinforcements at the end of the summer transfer window. The Spanish press explained that the Celestes were first waiting to part ways with their striker Santi-Mina, found guilty of sexual assault, before going on the offensive for the Marseillais. It is now done!
OM Mercato: Celta Vigo is active for Cédric Bakambu
The 26-year-old Spanish striker, sidelined by this sexual assault case, is indeed on the verge of leaving Celta Vigo for good. Mundo Deportivo, who looked into this matter, assures that Santi Mina has agreed to join Al Shabab in Saudi Arabia. The case would already be settled between the different parties. There would remain only a few details before the formalization of his transfer. Once the Santi Mina file is closed, Celta Vigo should seriously turn to OM to hire Cédric Bakambu.
The Spanish leaders are thus preparing to return to the charge for the signing of Cédric Bakambu. Recruited during the winter transfer window, the Congolese center-forward is on the way to returning to La Liga, where he shone with Villarreal from 2015 to 2018. For his part, the management of the Marseille team hopes to receive a nice check on his probable transfer. His market value is estimated at around 8 million euros, according to the specialized site Transfermarket.
OM Mercato: The threat persists for Arkadiusz Milik
Apart from the desired departure of Cédric Bakambu, long announced towards a return to Spain, other departures are also to be expected in attack. Downgraded in the hierarchy of attackers and absent from the plans of coach Igor Tudor, Bamba Dieng is also affected by this degreasing operation. The Senegalese nugget is strongly expected to join another Ligue 1 club. FC Lorient and OGC Nice are jostling behind the scenes to snatch his signature. The Niçois would even be ready to make an offer of €10 million to recruit him to the Commanderie.
Determined to reduce his offensive sector in order to make room for newcomers, Pablo Longoria could also part with his great striker. According to the latest information from The Teamthe successor of Jacques-Henri Eyraud, who achieves an XXL transfer window, does not close the door to a departure from Arkadiusz Milik
Ineffective in OM’s last two games and criticized by many club supporters, the Polish striker risks leaving the residents of the Vélodrome stadium in the coming days. His future is still uncertain, especially since several major European clubs, such as Manchester United, Everton and Juventus Turin, remain very attentive to his situation within the Marseille team.
With the arrival of Issa Kaboré on loan, Igor Tudor still gets a player who could prove very useful. Issa Kaboré has been loaned by Manchester City to the Olympian team. In the event of good performances, he could stay in Marseille like several players before him.
The next few weeks promise to be very eventful for the end of the OM transfer window.