From unwanted or even bulky player, who has long wiped the Marseille sidelines, the Senegalese international Bamba Dieng has risen to the status of a much appreciated player. He has even become the darling of the Marseille public. Today, his country, Senegal wants it. What happened ?
After a test in August 2020, Bamba Dieng signed up with Olympique de Marseille on October 5, 2020, via a loan with a purchase option. The player made his debut with OM on February 10, 2021. His goal scored, during stoppage of play, in a victory (2-0) against AJ Auxerre, in the Coupe de France, n ‘ will not have convinced the Marseille leaders, who plan to release him.
Bamba Dieng will not have any playing time, however, having practically spent last season waxing the sidelines. At the end of the season, the option to buy an amount of 400,000 euros is exercised by Olympique de Marseille, which tries to find a point of fall for the player, then valued at 5 million euros. Bamba Dieng stayed anyway. A chance for OM.
Thanks to the many absences, in particular the injury of Milik and the departure of Dario Benedetto, Bamba Dieng is aligned against Monaco, undoubtedly in spite of the leaders. Established for the first time this season against Monaco, the Senegalese international Bamba Dieng takes care of folding the match by scoring a decisive double for Marseille, which thus recorded the course of a good start to the season.
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After his double against AS Monaco (2-0), Bamba Dieng followed with a nice opening score against Stade Rennais (2-0). The striker trained at the Diambars Institute in Senegal has thus become an incredible and unexpected alternative to coach Jorge Sampaoli at the forefront of his attack. “It’s not a surprise, I see it on a daily basis, I know its qualities”, had been instructed the technician, after the double against Monaco.
It is even expected that the international salary will be greatly revised upwards in the coming days. “He recently extended his contract for three years. With 4000 euros the first season, 5000 the second, 6000 the third. If he multiplies his current salary tenfold, he would be happy. There are negotiations with OM at the moment, ”said RMC Sport.
Bamba Dieng caught the eye so much that he could not go unnoticed in Senegal, his country of origin, where he was trained at the Diambars center. Aliou Cissé, coach of the Lions, would have summoned the new sensation on the side of Olympique de Marseille. Author of 3 goals in OM’s last two matches in the league, Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Dieng will thus honor his first call with the Senegal Lions.
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