Mercato: A former Barça target towards Lille?

With the already formalized transfer of Jonathan Ikoné to Fiorentina, as well as the possible departures of Jonathan David and Burak Yilmaz at the end of the season, LOSC has already started looking for one or more offensive reinforcements in this winter Mercato.

But in addition to the files Romain Faivre (Stade Brestois), Kang-in Lee (Mallorca) or Ludovic Blas (FC Nantes) already studied on the side of Lille OSC, Olivier Létang and the Lille leaders would have positioned themselves on a former target of Barça on this transfer market in January.

Indeed, according to the information of our colleagues in the newspaper The team, the LOSC would be interested in Cédric Bakambu (30), who is free of any contract after his termination with the Chinese club Beijing Guoan where he will have scored a total of 58 goals in 87 games between 2018 and 2021.

Targeted by Barça during the last summer Mercato but also a year ago, Cédric Bakambu would also be in the sights of Galatasaray and … Villarreal, one of his former clubs where he had distinguished himself by scoring 47 goals all competitions between 2015 and 2018 before being recruited for 40M € by Beijing Guoan.

The profile of the striker trained at FC Sochaux-Montbéliard would greatly appeal to Jocelyn Gourvennec and Olivier Létang on the Lille side, especially since Cédric Bakambu will not play the next African Cup of Nations with the Democratic Republic of Congo (country not qualified for CAN).

A very good opportunity to be seized therefore for LOSC, which will face RC Lens in the North derby at Stade Bollaert on Tuesday on behalf of the round of 16 of the Coupe de France.


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