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Kicker report: Michael Cuisance purchase clause close to €18 million

By Peter Vice

French midfielder Michael Cuisance remains property of FC Bayern München. After a highly successful pair of fixtures in Ligue 1, however, the 21-year-old made it known to L'equipe that he wishes to remain in his home country. 

Michael Cuisance.
Michael Cuisance.Photo: Pedro Semitiel, CC BY-SA 2.0

Two late goals off the bench for Olympique de Marseille have Michael Cuisance flying high. The Strasbourg native beamed at his club's most recent post-match press conference and made no secret of his desire to make his current loan permanent.


It took 18 fixtures in Ligue 1 for the youngster to score his first goal. He netted his second a scant ten minutes of pitch time later. After an extremely hectic summer that included a failed medical with Leeds, the highly touted youngster can hardly be faulted for seeking a more stable arrangement.

Bayern purchased Cuisance from Borussia Mönchengladbach just prior to the 2019/20 season for a reported €8 million. Given that his current market worth is estimated to be €10-12 million, it was tacitly assumed that the loan deal secured this past autumn contained a purchase clause for around that amount.

German footballing magazine Kicker currently reports that the number actually may be in upwards of €18 million. This would constitute a big net plus for Bayern, who ostensibly would have few qualms about letting an extra central midfielder go. It remains to be seen if Marseille considers it worth the splurge.


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