Not in Igor Tudor’s small papers, Bamba Dieng could take advantage of the summer transfer window to get a change of scenery. Several English teams are eyeing the Senegalese striker from Olympique de Marseille, under contract until June 2024.
“He wants to stay”
“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.” Faced with journalists after the friendly match against Betis Sevilla (1-1), Olympique de Marseille coach Igor Tudor announced the color of Bamba Dieng’s situation. Barred by competition, the young Senegalese striker does not enter into the plans of the Croatian technician. In the process, his agent put the dots on the “i” on the words of the successor of Jorge Sampaoli, revealing that his client did not intend to leave the Bouches-du-Rhône. “We do not know anything. For his part, his decision is made. He wants to stay. OM is his club. He intends to give back to the fans all the positive energy he receives through good performances on the pitch.”warned Seydou Bocar Seck in the newspaper Provence.
9 goals in 42 games
The case of the 22-year-old player, under contract until June 2024 on the Canebière, does not leave the market unmoved. Announced in the sights of Benfica Lisbon, the native of Pikine also arouses the interest of several Premier League clubs. Says the information of the site 90min, Newcastle, West Ham United and Leeds United are considering the former Diambars FC member. It remains to be seen whether any of these English suitors will actually take action in the coming days. Author of 9 goals in 42 appearances with the jersey of Olympique de Marseille, Bamba Dieng had scored 8 goals in 36 games during the 2021-2022 season, for 7 achievements in 25 Ligue 1 games.