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Bamogo bound for Marseille

Published: Friday 28 May 2004, 16.27CET
Olympique de Marseille have signed striker Habib Bamogo from relegated Montpellier Hérault SC.

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Published: Friday 28 May 2004, 16.27CET

Bamogo bound for Marseille

Olympique de Marseille have signed striker Habib Bamogo from relegated Montpellier Hérault SC.
Olympique de Marseille have signed striker Habib Bamogo for an undisclosed fee from Montpellier Hérault SC after he enjoyed a prolific campaign.

Mixed emotions
The 22-year-old Bamogo scored 16 goals for Montpellier in the 2003/04 campaign. However, the French Under-21 international was not able to help his side avoid relegation, as they finished bottom of the table.

Drogba link
Bamogo has signed a five-year contract with the UEFA Cup finalists, who finished seventh in Ligue 1 and will miss out on Europe next season. Bamogo will link up with in-demand Marseille striker Didier Drogba and the club's chairman, Christophe Bouchet, said: "He will act as a substitute to Drogba and as a complement as well."

Busy time
Marseille have been busy preparing for next season. Last week, they agreed a deal to sign FC Sochaux-Montbéliard midfield player Benoît Pedretti while they have also extended the contract of Brazilian defender Demetrius Ferreira. The club are also reportedly courting Paris Saint-Germain FC captain Frédéric Déhu, with a deal believed to be possible in the coming week.

Last updated: 28/05/04 12.00CET

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