Boubakary Soumaré in the Champions League against Valence - REX / SIPA
At Losc, you can quickly go from untouchable to unwanted status. Celebrated a few weeks ago as one of its most promising elements and therefore with a great market value, Boubakary Soumaré is now in open conflict with the northern club.
Sunday, in the absence of André and Xeka suspended, it was expected that the player would be titular against OM or at least on the bench. None of that because it was the young Onana, no Ligue 1 match on the clock, who started the game to everyone's surprise.
"In a season, there can sometimes be tensions between the club and a player"
While Christophe Galtier had summoned Soumaré to the group, it seems that the leaders have decided otherwise. “There is a situation at the club that I do not comment on. In a season, there can sometimes be tensions between the club and a player. The club will settle this internally and find a solution, "reacted the northern coach after the defeat of his club against Marseille.
Is it the player's refusal to sign this winter in Newcastle (for 42 million euros) that would have sparked hostilities? The fact remains that the two parties would have done well in this psychodrama in which the sporting interest unfortunately seems to take second place.
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