Earlier today, it was reported that Newcastle United were the club to have made a late offer for Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara.
They were then joined by Wolverhampton Wanderers, who failed in their attempts to bring Duje Caleta-Car to the Molineux, and now the bid details from both clubs have filtered through.
The Newcastle one came courtesy of RMC Sport journalist Loïc Tanzi, who told the radio station on their show Rothen S’enflamme the Magpies had put forward a loan offer of €2.5m with an option to buy at €15m.
Adding more detail on their website, they explain this could unblock Marseille’s transfer window, as they are trying to bring in Amine Harit from Schalke 04.
🎙 "L'OM vient de recevoir une offre de Newcastle pour Kamara. Une offre de prêt payant de 2,5M d'euros avec une option d'achat de 15M d'euros."
— Rothen s'enflamme (@Rothensenflamme) August 31, 2021
With Boubacar Kamara’s contract at Marseille expiring in 2022, it would make an awful lot of sense for that option to buy to be a compulsory one, and it’s made clear the player ‘still hasn’t accepted’ the offer put in front of him by the Magpies.
Then came Foot Mercato, who revealed that Wolves’ offer for Kamara was identical to that of Newcastle’s, meaning a €2.5m loan offer with a €15m option to buy next year.
However, that doesn’t really suit Marseille, who need the funds now, which is why the website claim the player ‘should stay’ in the south of France ‘barring a last minute change’.
It’s now up to Bruno Lage’s side and Newcastle to put something together more convincing with more money up front if they can.