Mercato | Mercato – OM: Longoria is going to give Sampaoli a nice gift!

Posted on January 11, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. by Arthur Montagne

First focused on sales, OM, which managed to lend Jordan Amavi to OGC Nice, is now looking to strengthen itself. With this in mind, Cédric Bakambu should be the first winter recruit of the Marseille club.

Since the opening of the winter transfer window, OM seems mainly concerned with sales. With this in mind, Jordan Amavi has been loaned to OGC Nice while several other players are pushed to the start like Duje Caleta-Car or Alvaro Gonzalez . As a result, Jorge Sampaoli did not fail to recall recently that he was waiting for reinforcements: “The winter transfer window brings quality to an already built squad. The transfer window is long, it will be a transfer window of opportunity, because we are in a World Cup year and a lot of players need playing time. I hope we can recruit a player who brings something more. “Given the profile of the starting players, it is especially the defensive sector that should be strengthened, but the Argentine technician also wants to land an attacker. And for good reason, Arkadiusz Milik is the only professional center forward available to Jorge Sampaoli and the Pole is coming out of a checkered first part of the season. Not to mention that Dario Benedetto should definitely commit to Boca Juniors and that Bamba Dieng arouses the interest of several clubs of Premier League .

With Bakambu, Sampaoli holds the offensive reinforcement he expected

With this in mind, Pablo Longoria , used to taking advantage of market opportunities, seems to have found the rare pearl. Indeed, according to information from L'Equipe, OM is about to complete the arrival of Cédric Bakambu who was free since the end of his adventure in China where its contract with Beijing Guoan ended on December 31. It is also Jorge Sampaoli who would have convinced the Congolese international by giving him a clear speech and during which he showed his firm desire to recruit him. Their exchange, in Spanish, went perfectly and Cédric Bakambu , passed by Villarreal (2015-2018) and Sochaux (2010-2014) before flying to China, should therefore be enter OM for two and a half seasons where he will be in direct competition with Arkadiusz Milik . To secure the services of the 30-year-old striker, the Marseille club notably beat LOSC and Sevilla FC . Coincidence or coincidence, a few days ago, Cédric Bakambu also opened the door to a return to Ligue 1. “If today I am brought back to Ligue 1, why not, we will 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. And obviously, the feeling went well with Jorge Sampaoli .

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