As expected, Olympique de Marseille and Lorient have agreed to transfer striker Terem Moffi to this winter transfer window. In addition to Bamba Dieng, the Marseille club has agreed to issue a check estimated at 18 million euros (bonus included).
OM still have to get Terem Moffi’s agreement.
The information is confirmed: Olympique de Marseille and Lorient have indeed reached an agreement for the transfer of striker Terem Moffi to this winter transfer window.
Despite interest from several Premier League clubs and OGC Nice in Ligue 1, Les Merlus favor a deal with the reigning French vice-champion.
An 18 M€ + Dieng agreement
Indeed, according to information from the daily L’Equipe, the Phoenician president Pablo Longoria, present at Lorient on Tuesday, agreed with the Lorient president Loc Fery for an assignment of Moffi against a check estimated at 18 million euros, including 4 million euros in bonuses, and Marseille striker Bamba Dieng, valued at 5 million euros, in exchange.
If OM still wishes to discuss certain details with bonuses linked to qualification for the Champions League and a payment schedule, a common ground has therefore been generally established. Why did Lorient accept such conditions when the Gym has already offered, in vain, 20 million euros (including bonus) for the Nigerian? Because this formula makes it possible to reduce the guaranteed resale percentage at Moffi’s former club, Kortrijk, and to recover, at a reduced cost, his replacement with Dieng immediately.
OM still have to convince Moffi
But beware, despite the agreement between the two clubs, this operation is not yet complete. While Dieng, also coveted by Everton, should not oppose this transaction despite an ongoing reflection on his future, OM still have to overcome an obstacle: convincing Moffi. Because for his part, the 23-year-old talent always gives priority to Nice. However, discussions are underway between the Lorient and the Marseille leaders, who have the opportunity to seduce him. It’s Longoria to play…
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