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Summer transfer market A very active transfer market for the Lions

The transfer market is still very open for Senegalese players. After the big transfer of Sadio Mané, a big movement is announced for Senegalese internationals playing in Europe. Not entering their coach’s plan, checked off the list of “undesirables” for the next season or simply pushed out, Parisians Idrissa Gana Guèye and Abdou Diallo; Ismaïla Sarr from Watford or even Bamba Dieng from OM could change scenery this summer transfer window. And they have no shortage of offers.

After the departure of Sadio Mané to the Bundeslinga, the English championship could be the next destination for many Senegalese players next season. Contacts and information from the transfer window, indeed suggest a comeback of Senegalese internationals. Following the big transfer of Kalidou Koulibaly to Chelsea, other Lions could cross the sleeve in this particularly active summer transfer window for the Senegalese playing in Europe.

Gana Guèye, towards a return to the Premier League

If he has aroused interest from Galatasaray in Turkey since the beginning of the summer, Idrissa Gana Guéye could head back to England.

After the failure of discussions with the Turkish club, Everton would be on the spot. The Toffees, who knew the 32-year-old Senegalese midfielder well since he played there between 2016 and 2019, are therefore keen to enlist him a second time, they who had let him slip away in Paris for around 30 million euros.

According to Mercato foot, the first contacts have thus been established between the Premier League club and the player’s entourage. If the player had confided in wanting to stay in Paris to his leaders for his last year of contract, PSG is not against a sale, according to information from the Team. Provided that the offer is interesting of course. Everton’s proposal should therefore soon arrive on Luis Campos’ desk.

Present in Frank Lampard’s shortlist, the midfielder with 94 selections left good memories on the side of Goodison Park. He could certainly get more playing time than in Paris where he will have to face a rather dense competition. England could be the base for his compatriot and club mate Abdou Diallo. According to information from MediaFoot, West Ham would seek to secure the services of the Lions defender. For coach Moyes, Abdou Diallo would be the ideal profile for the Hammers and would have ticked his name to replace new recruit Nayef Aguerd, injured during the pre-season. However, adds the same source, the requirement of PSG could be a brake for this transfer because the club of the capital would ask 20 million euros for its defender.

In England for three seasons on the side of England Ismaïla Sarr could change air this summer and leave his club Watford which has just come back down again in the Championship.

According to information from Mercato foot, the Hornets would however not be against the departure of the native of Saint-Louis from Senegal, under contract until June 2024. They have set the price of the Senegalese striker at 35 million euros ( 47 selections).

Bamba Dieng dismissed

Quoted for several days in the transfer market Bamba Dieng is approaching more and more towards the exit. Under contract with Olympique de Marseille until 2024, the African champion has clearly shown his desire to stay in this club where he was launched in 2021. Author of a promising last season (8 goals in 36 matches), the striker would no longer be in the plans of both the club president and coach Tudor who replaced the Argentinian Jorge Sampaoli on the OM bench.

Asked about his player’s lack of playing time in the last two preparation matches, the Croatian technician only explained that it was a sporting choice. As if to open the door greatly to a departure from the Senegalese.

“At the moment, unfortunately, and I’m sorry for that, we have five players for the way we play, since Dimitri is also a second striker. It’s hard to give him minutes. Sometimes that happens in football,” he admitted.

In French Ligue 1, the future of Opa Nguette could be on the side of Bordeaux. According to the specialized Web site Girondins, the former winger of FC Metz would please David Guion, the coach of Bordeaux. The Bordeaux club, which dropped its Senegalese striker Mbaye Niang after relegation to Ligue 2, could therefore already be active on the player who spent 6 seasons with the Grenats.

Free since the end of his contract with FC Metz, we can read on the Socio Fcmetz website: “capable of lightning, Opa Nguette never fully managed to confirm the hopes placed in him when he was recruited, even almost disappearing from the workforce during his last season. At 28, the player should however be in his prime and could well revive in Gironde, in a championship he knows well and at the heart of which he was able to perform in the Garnet jersey. Saint-Symphorien could therefore find Opa Nguette faster than expected”.

Omar Diaw


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