On loan from Olympique de Marseille to Sevilla FC last winter, Pape Gueye found some playing time in Andalusia. The Sevillians would be ready to obtain the permanent transfer of the 24-year-old midfielder. But the situation could quickly change.
Pape Gueye drinks whey. The Senegalese international (15 selections) continues the convincing performances under the colors of Sevilla FC. Since January, the midfielder has played 8 La Liga games and provided 3 assists. “I told myself that I have six months to show my qualities, to prove to myself that I am capable of playing in big clubs. That’s why I came here, alongside the greats (….). My playing time at OM did not please me. Sevilla FC expressed (interest) and, for me, it was something extraordinary.rejoiced the former Le Havre at the microphone of Canal+ Africa.
While his loan expires on June 30, the leaders of the Andalusian club would like to obtain the definitive signature of the 2022 African champion during a dry transfer of 10 million euros, reports the sports media. Made in Marseille. For their part, OM should not retain the player still under contract until 2024. Pape Gueye, he does not close the door to a permanent departure from the Sevillians either.
OM and Sevilla FC would have a verbal agreement which would allow the club to buy Pape Gueye 🇸🇳 definitively at the end of the season for the sum of 10 M€. #TeamOM
— 𝐋𝐚 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐎𝐌 (@LaMinuteOM_) February 13, 2023
Pape Gueye casts doubt
By evoking his future, the Lion has thus cast doubt. “We will see after this loan if I have to stay here, go back to OM or go somewhere else”, he blurted out. Yes but here it is. The former Le Havre is under suspension following his aborted transfer to Watford in the summer of 2020. At the time, the native of Montreuil was close to committing to England before the Phocaeans snatched his signature in the final moments under the nose and beard of the Hornets. Seized by the London club, FIFA had imposed a 4 month suspension to the Senegalese while OM had received a 12-month recruitment ban. Seized as a last resort by both parties, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) must render its verdict by May. And this will inevitably have an influence on the future of Gueye.