Football: Senegalese Bamba Dieng leaves Marseille for Lorient
Senegalese striker Bamba Dieng in the jersey of Olympique de Marseille.
AFP - CHRISTOPHE SIMON
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FC Lorient announced on Friday January 27 the arrival of Senegalese international striker Bamba Dieng, who arrived from Marseille, who was presented with his new jersey at the Moustoir stadium before the kick-off of the derby against Rennes.
The length of the 22-year-old striker's contract or transfer details, which have not been immediately confirmed to Marseille, are not known.
Trained in Senegal, Bamba Dieng arrived in Marseille in 2020 to prove himself in the reserve team before joining the pros the following season.
Considered very promising, he alternated awkwardness and beautiful gestures.
Bamba always scores when he plays (...).
But in my opinion, he is still in the development phase and he can improve because he is still very young.
“, explained recently Igor Tudor.
Confined to the role of understudy, he had even been dismissed during the preparation last summer, before being reinstated following the failure of his transfer to Nice.
This episode was badly experienced in Lorient, since the Breton club was then looking to recruit him and he had branched off to Nice in the last hours of the summer transfer window.
This time, he himself took the lead, flying to Lorient in the week, even before the green light from OM.
Lorient and Marseille intended to include his transfer in that of Terem Moffi, but the Nigerian striker refused OM and the two clubs had to renegotiate a separate agreement.
𝗕𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗮 𝗗𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗴 𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗟𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶𝘀 🧡 pic.twitter.com/fnzdMcqEzn
- FC LORIENT 🐟 (@FCLorient) January 27, 2023
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