OM: two targets for the position of number 9


Olympique de Marseille separated from Bamba Dieng (22), transferred to Lorient, this Friday. It is now urgent to find a replacement for the Senegalese, while Alexis Sanchez is the only player in the squad who can play as number 9.

David Friio, Javier Ribalta, Pablo Longoria, OM

Cited for several days as a possible destination for striker Terem Moffi (Lorient), OM will not finally welcome the Nigerian, despite the departure of Bamba Dieng from the Hakes. Indeed, the striker does not favor the Marseille option, but rather hopes to join Nice, who are also courting him. A disappointment for the Marseillais, who must turn to other avenues to conclude their transfer window and replace Bamba Dieng (and Luis Suarez before him, on loan to Almeria).

A target at Juventus?

According to The Team, OM could turn to Juventus. The Italian club, 11th in Serie A after its harsh sanction (withdrawal of 15 points), is counting on several number 9s this season, starting with the Pole Arkadiusz Milik, on loan from OM until June 2023. Massimiliano Allegri also relies on Dusan Vlahovic, as well as the Italian Moïse Kean. The 22-year-old striker, who is having a decent season despite the competition (23 games, 6 goals), will not necessarily be selected, both the Italian appears and the 3rd choice in attack.

That said, Marseille have not started discussions with the Italian club, according to The Teamwhich reveals another name in the Marseille viewfinder.

An L1 striker cited

According to the sports daily, the OM of the Spaniards Pablo Longoria and Javier Ribalta also inquired with the agents of the Frenchman Elye Wahi. The 20-year-old Montpellier striker trained at the club is under contract until June 2025. In form this season (7 goals in 18 games, 1 assist), Elye Wahi will not be let go easily by Montpellier.

Indeed, the 15th in the Ligue 1 ranking expects no less than 30 million euros for his hope. A high sum, which could cool OM, which must absolutely recruit a number 9 before the transfer market closes.

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