Mercato | Mercato – OM: Longoria is embarking on a big battle for Bakambu!

Posted on January 7, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. by Arthur Montagne

In search of offensive reinforcements to compete with Arkadiusz Milik, disappointing since the start of the season, OM are particularly interested in Cédric Bakambu. But if the latter is open to a return to Ligue 1, the competition promises to be tough in this case.

Determined to sell this winter in order to replenish its funds, the OM However, hopes to succeed in attracting some reinforcements, especially in the offensive sector where Arkadiusz Milik is the only professional center forward available to Jorge Sampaoli . The Polish international is coming out in addition to a rather delicate first part of the season, and Bamba Dieng , who will be absent during the month of January to play the CAN with Senegal, still seems a little tender to assume the role of holder at the forefront of the attack of OM. Therefore, according to information from Foot Mercato, Pablo Longoria would have contacted the entourage of Cédric Bakambu. Free from any contract, the Congolese international has also opened the door to a return to Ligue 1. “I started in Ligue 1 with Sochaux, but it was a bit complicated because we were playing maintenance. So the context was quite specific. Now, if today I have to come back to Ligue 1, why not, we'll see. In any case, I am not focused or closed on a single championship, whether it is abroad or in Ligue 1 or La Liga. Me, as I said previously, it's going to be more about feeling, I'm going to play it like that, ”he confided to Foot Mercato.

Ligue 1 is all about Bakambu

An exit which obviously did not go unnoticed in Ligue 1 since many clubs would be ready to compete with OM for Cédric Bakambu who is coming out of four great seasons with the Benjing Guoan in China where he scored 45 goals in 59 appearances. This is how Foot Mercato reveals that OL are also very interested in the former Sochaux striker. It must be said that the CAN will deprive Peter Bosz of three offensive elements namely Karl Toko Ekambi , Tino Kadewere and Islam Slimani . In search of a center-forward, the Gones would therefore be interested in the idea of ​​attracting Cédric Bakambu free. More surprisingly, the OGC Nice , which can already rely on Andy Delort , Kasper Dolberg and Amine Gouiri would also be in the coup for the Congolese international. To a lesser extent, the LOSC , which should have struggled to compete against the competition, would also monitor the situation of Cédric Bakambu . In other words, the task does not look easy for the OM .

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