Celta Vigo push to sign Marseille striker Cédric Bakambu

As reported by Foot Mercato, Spanish club Celta Vigo have not given up their pursuit of Marseille striker Cédric Bakambu this summer.

Little used under new OM coach Igor Tudor, earlier this month Bakambu reportedly had no intention of leaving the Velodrome six months into his two-year contract, despite the club’s push to sell the player for around €7m after he arrived on a free from Chinese club Beijing Guoan last winter.

However, reports in Spain suggest that Celta coach Eduardo Coudet is prioritising the signing of Bakambu who has notable pedigree in La Liga following a successful spell with Villarreal between 2015 and 2018 where the DR Congo international scored 47 goals in 105 games across all competitions. So far, the 31-year-old has managed just four goals for OM in 23 games.

OM president Pablo Longoria is balancing between building a competitive team for the Champions League, as well as satisfying owner Frank Mccourt’s demands to sell players to make the club more self-sustainable. This has seen players such as Bamba Dieng and Bakambu targeted as potential sales before the end of the transfer window.

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