The track leading to M’Baye Niang, announced as one of the recruitment priorities for Olympique de Marseille, seems difficult for the Marseille club.
Landed on loan at Rennais Stadium in the summer of 2018, Baye Niang appears transformed since his arrival in Brittany. So much so that the Senegalese international has done almost as well in two years in Île-et-Vilaine as in his first eight years with professionals. In 80 games with the Rouge et Noir, the former Caennais has posted 29 goals. What stir up certain lusts.
In search of an attacker in order to densify an offensive sector too dependent on Dario Benedetto, thereOlympic Marseille would have fallen under the charm of the native of Yvelines and André Villas-Boas would have made it one of the priorities of the summer Olympian recruitment. The Portuguese technician would not have hesitated to call the Rennes striker to discuss his arrival in Marseille.
Nice is in on it
And the interest would be shared since M’Baye Niang would already be looking for accommodation in Marseille. The arrival of the Teranga Lion would however be far from certain. Because if to believe Calciomercato, the Marseille leaders would be in discussions with their Rennes counterparts, the financial claims of the Breton club are likely to cool the ardor of Olympians.
Stade Rennais would demand no less than 20 million euros, some even citing the sum of 25 million euros. And the case could be further complicated by the fact that OM are not alone in the ranks. TheOGC Nice was also positioned in this file and has more convincing financial arguments despite the commitments made by Frank McCourt.