It was expected, it is now official. Bamba Dieng leaves Olympique de Marseille for FC Lorient. The Bretons paid 8 million euros excluding bonuses for the Senegalese striker.
Presented this Friday to the public at Moustoir, before the kick-off of the match against Stade Rennais at the start of the 20th day of Ligue 1, Bamba Dieng is officially a Lorient player. In a press release, the Breton club announced the arrival of the Senegalese striker from Olympique de Marseille. After difficult negotiations and many twists and turns, the two parties finally reached an agreement for a transfer estimated at 8 million euros, plus 2 million euros in bonuses, according to figures given by Provence. The duration of his contract has not been specified, but the media agree that the native of Pikine has signed up for two and a half years in favor of FCL, plus an additional two years as an option.
𝗕𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗮 𝗗𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗴 𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗟𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶0 pic.twitter.com/fnzdMcqEzn
– FC LORIENT 🐟 (@FCLorient) January 27, 2023
2 goals this season
Recruited by the Marseillais in October 2020, the 22-year-old left the Bouches-du-Rhône with a record of 11 goals in 54 games in all competitions, including 8 goals in 40 Ligue 1 games. Absent from Igor Tudor’s group at the start of the season, his summer transfer window will remain marked by the about-face of his arrival at Leeds United then the failure of his medical visit to Nice. Not in the plans of the Croatian coach, with only two small starts, the former resident of Diambars FC scored only 2 goals in 12 appearances in 2022-2023, against Strasbourg in Ligue 1 (2-2) and Hyères in the Coupe de France (2-0).
🚨️ OFFICIAL! Bamba Dieng is presented to the public at Moustoir 🟠⚫
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— Prime Video Sport France (@PVSportFR) January 27, 2023
It is now up to the Senegalese international – retained by Aliou Cissé for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and scorer against the host country during the group stage – to relaunch his career under the orders of Régis Le Bris. In the direction of departures, Lorient could lose Terem Moffi. Rather than Olympique de Marseille, the Nigerian striker could join Nice. Answer in the next few days…