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Official: Michaël Cuisance leaves Bayern Munich on loan to Olympique Marseille

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The 21-year-old midfielder will play football in his native country for the first time since 2017.  

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Michaël Cuisance has left Bayern Munich and joined Olympique Marseille on loan. Going the opposite way, Cuisance transfer to Marseille is the second Marseille-Munich-related transfer after Bouna Sarr became a Bayern Munich player only a few hours ago.

Arriving at Säbenerstrasse on August 17, 2019, Cuisance played ten Bundesliga games for Die Roten, scoring once against VFL Wolfsburg. The player, who arrived in Munich from Borussia Mönchengladbach for nearly €10 million, will now look to make his mark back in his native France.

No buy-back clause has been mentioned officially as of now but according to various press reports (including Transfermarkt), Marseille has an option to make the transfer permanent for €10 million. Hasan Salihamidžić explained that the loan will be an opportunity for Cuisance to feature consistently in a starting XI while also playing in the Champions League:

‘‘Michael wants regular playing time. At Olympique Marseille, he will also play in the Champions League. Michael will find his way; the decision will now help him and Olympique.“

Analyzing the deal at this very moment is a tough task considering whether Marseille has a buy-back clause or not. €10 million for a talent such as Cuisance could be considered a bargain for the southern-France side. If there is no buy-back option, Bayern will benefit heavily from Cuisance getting regular playing time in a good team.

Nevertheless, Bonne chance Michaël!