By Mark Smith

3rd Sep, 2022 | 7:40am

The incredible story of Bamba Dieng and Leeds United is now officially over with the latest and last twist of him returning to Marseille, according to Fabrizio Romano.

After agreeing to join Leeds on deadline day, the striker then backtracked and went to seal a move to OGC Nice before seeing that collapse when failing a medical.

That left the Whites furious, calling off the deal and now there has been no mention whatsoever of that being revived in the future as he returned to his original club.

Writing on his personal Twitter account, Romano shared the latest twist after everything that happened in the past 48 hours to leave those at Elland Road furious.

“The incredible story of Bamba Dieng transfer is over,” he wrote.

“No agreement after talks between OGC Nice and OM in the last hours. Deal called off.

“After Leeds agreed, OGC Nice hijack and many hours spent at the airport on Deadline Day.

“Bamba Dieng now returns to OM.”


What comes around, certainly goes around.

Let’s just say that no Leeds fan felt an ounce of sorry for Dieng when it emerged that he had failed his medical and therefore could not seal his move to Nice either.

There was genuine excitement around the Senegal international turning up at Elland Road on deadline day, despite him clearly not being the first choice, which was Cody Gakpo.

But, as we have seen with that one, Leeds will go again in January to try and secure his services after the World Cup, but there looks little chance of that happening with Dieng now.

Jesse Marsch and Victor Orta moved quickly to bring in Wilfried Gnonto as their new attacker, and despite being raw at only 18 years old, his transfer was fast-tracked.

As for Dieng, you can only imagine what is going through his head now as he missed out on not only any move, but one to the Premier League too with little chance of that happening now.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have said see you again to one attacker after being left baffled by a deadline day agreement this week