INFO GOALS – Promoted to Ligue 1, Lorient made an initial offer of less than EUR 2 million for the Stéphane Diarra border (21). Refused by Le Mans.
It’s no secret to anyone. After Jimmy Cabot left, at the end of the contract, Lorient went out to find a right edge in the transfer market. Among the explored tracks is what leads to Le Manceau Stéphane Diarra (21) appearing on the Breton shortlist.
The last jump on Evian-Thonon, passed by Stade Rennais, attaches all the boxes that coach Christophe Pélissier wants, which appreciates the profile of this dribbling and hard-hitting winger. So according to information from Goal, a first cum tender offer arrived on the desk of Le Mans executives.
Offer less than EUR 2 million
According to our information, the Lorient proposal would still be less than the € 2 million mentioned this week. It was immediately rejected by the club as chairman by Thierry Gomez, who asked for at least € 7 million to release Stéphane Diarra, despite Le Mans relegation to the National.
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Stéphane Diarra has just had a good season (4 goals, 4 assists). Several stables have contacted him in recent weeks. And while the transfer window will officially start this Monday in France, discussions between Lorient and Le Mans continue.
Remember that Stade Rennais in this business has a high sales percentage (50%).