To govern is to foresee. And if, overall, all observers agree that Olympique de Marseille has succeeded in its summer transfer window, Pablo Longoria and his teams do not have time to be intoxicated by the praise. The Marseille president is already preparing the next move and, therefore, the January transfer market. For now, Jorge Sampaoli’s group has managed to make people forget the absence of Arkadiusz Milik (27), not yet fully fit since his knee injury at the end of last season.
Bamba Dieng (21), for example, was able to stand out particularly in the absence of the Pole. Generous, lively, opportunistic and without complex, the young Senegalese has a record of 3 achievements in 3 appearances in Ligue 1. A great start which, according to The team, will soon earn him a contract extension of one or two years, until June 2024 or 2025, with a salary increase in the key.
Flashback for Hwang?
“He has acquired a new status and it is deserved”, we explain internally to the sports daily. Rewarding the former resident of the Diambars Academy is not the only offensive file on which OM is working. Always after The team, it is not excluded that the Olympians return to the charge in January for Hwang Ui-jo (29), striker of the Girondins de Bordeaux, courted this summer.
The profile of the South Korean international, author of a double against Saint-Etienne (1-2, 6th day of L1), indeed sticks to the requirements of Sampaoli for the position. And the idea of a departure is not excluded in the mind of the interested party, under contract until June 2023. “He wants to be confronted at the high level, why not play the European Cup”, underlines one of his relatives. However, OM are playing in the Europa League. OM’s winter transfer window 2022 is already shaping up to be attacking!