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This striker opens the door to a departure from OM!

With the arrival of Luis Suarez at OM, the horizon darkens for Cédric Bakambu. The Marseille management would not be against parting with their Congolese international.

Not sure of benefiting from a starting place, Cédric Bakambu is already on the start, seven months after his arrival in Marseille. The Congolese striker is announced with insistence on the side of Celta Vigo. The daily L’Équipe indicates that the negotiations between the two formations have started but that the Spanish formation would not be ready to put in the 7 million requested by the Olympian management.

On the Marseille side, we are trying to free ourselves from his big salary (250,000 euros per month). The two formations have already collaborated for the transfer of Ruben Blanco and could quickly find an agreement. Cédric Bakambu would not take a dim view of a departure from Marseille. Barred in attack by Luis Suarez, Arkadiusz Milik and by the probable arrival of Alexis Sanchez, the future of the Congolese striker seems to be written far from Marseille.

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Bakambu tracked by Celta Vigo

Cédric Bakambu would be, according to the media Morrazzo, on the shelves of Celta Vigo. The Spanish club hopes to recruit a striker and would also track former Lyon player Mariano Diaz, barred at Real Madrid. Provence confirms that the OM player is followed by Vigo and that he would not be retained by management.

With his imposing salary and rather disappointing results on the field, Bakambu could give way to Alexis Sanchez who is increasingly close to Olympique de Marseille according to the Italian media. He should sign with OM for two seasons.

Whether it’s Longoria or Ribalta, to make the transfer window, it’s great – Grégoire

“Pablo Longoria considers Javier Ribalta to be one of his references in football, he said in an interview in Provence in December 2020. A reference with Fabio Paratici the former sports director of Juventus, today of Tottenham. Ribalta is his friend, I think he surrounds himself, he has improved his close guard, I think Ribalta will take care of sales in particular. We have seen that he is already very active on the Luis Henrique file at Torino with his Italian networks, because we have to get out of the players, I think he will relieve Longoria of certain tasks but afterwards in the profile indeed we’re on something quite similar, focused on Longoria, but maybe Longoria thinks he has a lot to do as president, he doesn’t really like that, interviews, meetings with Benoît Payan, rent is not his favorite area. Longoria thinks that Ribalta could come back to the heart of the work like the architecture of the deals, stuff like that. Personally I think it’s modern football. I compare Longoria to Luis Campos (technical director of PSG) and Ribalta is a bit like that too, they have their qualities and their faults. Their qualities are that they will bet sometimes on a player who is going to have an explosion, on a very great talent, besides that, they are managers of the new generation who work a lot with mandates, with always the same agents with commissions, it’s the Campos side in Lille, we saw it with the transfer of Victor Osimhen where there are things poorly explained. In my opinion, there are good and bad sides, I do not judge that, I just say that it corresponds to modern football. But, whether it’s Longoria or Ribalta, to make the transfer window, it’s great, they are specialists but there are good and bad sides. » Mathieu Gregoire – Source: Marseille Football Club (06/27/2022)


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