Like every evening, FCM offers you the 3 OM news of the day! On the program this Monday: OM could finally try to recruit a striker, an expected formalization for Ilic and Longoria has options as an attacking midfielder (or striker).
Longoria discusses with Moffi, offer to come?
Olympique de Marseille would have every intention of recovering Terem Moffi. According to Foot Mercato and the team, an agreement has been reached between OM and Lorient. It remains to convince Moffi and Dieng!
Foot Mercato explained on Tuesday that the Nigerian would prefer to join OGC Nice for the moment and that no agreement has been reached with the player. This is one of the hot issues at the end of the transfer window in Ligue 1!
READ ALSO: Transfer market: Moffi disturbed by OM’s offer…
Olympique de Marseille draws 30M€ to secure the services of @7erem_ !!
Lorient will accept this deal on one condition: to secure the services of Bamba Dieng to whom Lorient promises a long contract. #OM #FCLorient
— Mohamed TOUBACHE-TER (@MohamedTERParis) January 24, 2023
He is a good Ligue 1 striker
In this Monday’s DFM, John Charles De Bono gave its opinion on the possible recruitment of Terem Moffi from FC Lorient.
“He is a player who has experience and who is a starter at Lorient. He confirms once again, even if he was injured, that he is a real goalscorer who can play alone in front by his speed and his power. What Terem Moffi has shown us for a few seasons, we cannot say that he is not a player who does not fit into the framework of Olympique de Marseille. In the system where Tudor wants to play, he fits perfectly. The striker up front with the two backs doing the work for him, recovering and going deep. He is able to fight against one or two opponents, alone by his speed, his dribbling and his power. So there would be a player, for me, currently, who would be able to play for OM. He has all the qualities required to be in this squad.” Jean-Charles de Bono – Source: Marseille Football Club (01/23/2023)
Dieng in Lorient this evening, a transfer between 8 to 10 M€?
Olympique de Marseille would have reached an agreement concerning Bamba Dieng and a transfer to Lorient. The player should join Brittany tonight.
Indeed, according to Alexandre Jacquinjournalist in Provence, ” Bamba Dieng will fly to Lorient this evening. If it materializes, his transfer to the Merlus is estimated between 8 and 10 million euros. The talks were initially about a four-and-a-half-year contract, but he prefers three-and-a-half years. » A departure that could send Moffi in the other direction towards Marseille…
Dieng in Lorient this evening, a transfer between 8 to 10 M€?
Bamba #Dieng will fly to #Lorient from this evening. If it materializes, his transfer to the Merlus is estimated between 8 and 10 million euros. The talks were initially about a four-and-a-half-year contract, but he prefers three-and-a-half years. #OM #MercatOM
— Alexandre Jacquin (@AJac13) January 24, 2023
On Monday, L’Equipe claimed that Terem Moffi was one of the priority tracks of theOlympic Marseille for this winter transfer window. The club would like to join Bamba Dieng in the deal in order to lower the transfer price which should be around 18 million euros including bonuses.
According to Foot Mercato, Bamba Dieng would have made it clear that he was determined to join Lorient in order to have playing time in Ligue 1. The Senegalese would not only wait for the outcome of the deal with Terem Moffi and would appreciate the idea of playing under the colors of the Hakes.
READ ALSO: Mercato OM: “Moffi is a real track”
🚨 Info: Bamba Dieng 🇸🇳💫
▫️ The OM striker wants to join Lorient regardless of the outcome of the Moffi / OM case
▫️As mentioned on @footmercatoLorient has refused a new offer from Nice in recent hours
▫️Fery remains uncompromising and will only sell at the price he has set pic.twitter.com/tpKdIY5zYG
— Santi Aouna (@Santi_J_FM) January 23, 2023
Bamba, he doesn’t have 50,000 weak points, he just needs a click — Papin
In a long interview granted to Provence, Jean-Pierre Papin covers several themes including that of Bamba Dieng. For him, the Senegalese striker just needs a click, less rushing in front of goal.
“Dieng? I haven’t seen him play enough to have an opinion. But I see what he is capable of in training, he is very fast, he keeps the ball well. He lacks scoring goals to pass a course. I think he’s frustrated that he can’t score, even though he creates chances. We all experienced that when we were players. (…) OM have passionate supporters, but also connoisseurs. And here, from the moment you wet the jersey, you are forgiven a lot. When you understood that, you understood a lot of things. You have to work on your weaknesses to correct them. But to come back to Bamba, he doesn’t have 50,000 weak points, he just needs a click, to score one or two goals. He knows how to do I think he rushes too much because he would like to score this goal but he can’t. » Jean-Pierre Papin – source: Provence (18/01/2023)
OM tried Gonçalo Guedes, without success!
In search of reinforcements in the offensive sector, Olympique de Marseille would have contacted a former PSG player according to La Provence.
This Tuesday, La Provence explains in an article that theOlympic Marseille still wants to strengthen offensively after the failure of the file Leandro Trossard. The club would also have made contact with the entourage of the former du Paris Saint Germain, Goncalo Guedes.
OM approached Guendouzi?
Only, the Portuguese absolutely wants to return to Benfica, his former club before arriving in the French capital. Winger able to evolve at the forefront of the attack, Guedes had the Swiss army knife profile in attack that Tudor appreciates but the club would have stopped negotiations. For the moment, the most concrete track seems to be the one leading to Terem Moffi who plays in Lorient.
READ ALSO: Mercato OM: Another English club is positioning itself to recover Guendouzi!
It can be very good to have the profile of Bamba Dieng — G.Biraud
According to Gaël Biraud, head of Sports at La Marseillaise, the Senegalese international should not be let go if there is no recruitment for this top striker position.
READ ALSO: Mercato OM: Larguet talks about “second choice” in recruitment
“I think he is a player who has the game for England. Now, when you see him in the last games, he still has a lot of trash in his game. I think Tudor recognized that. Besides, he has as much talent as waste, so it’s very very frustrating. We see that when he returns, OM create many more chances in depth. Lack of game time to progress? Exactly. That’s why, in any case, if he leaves, I think OM are depriving themselves of something because he’s still a player who is different from Alexis Sanchez. It can be very good to have the profile of Bamba Dieng. And then, indeed, it can still progress. If he leaves, we will really have to recruit. Me, I think that OM does not necessarily need to recruit. We are on a potential offensive recruit. Me, I find that the workforce could turn like that over half a season. There is almost one game a week until February. If Dieng leaves, on the other hand, there, we have no more second striker behind. And above all, I think it’s the profile that is interesting, complementary with Sanchez. » Gael Biraud – Source: Marseille Football Club (01/19/23)