Marseille pulls plug on N'Jie's Sporting switch

Clinton N'Jie will remain at Marseille after the Ligue 1 club was unable to agree terms on a loan a switch to Sporting CP.

Marseille forward Clinton N'Jie   -  Getty Images

Marseille has pulled the plug on Clinton N'Jie's proposed loan switch to Sporting CP. The 25-year-old Cameroon international forward scored seven goals in 22 Ligue 1 appearances last season for Rudi Garcia's side, although he only started on nine occasions in the French top flight.

Reports in Portugal suggested N'Jie's move had collapsed due to problems uncovered in a medical, but Marseille insists that a failure to agree terms was the reason.

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"Olympique de Marseille indicates that, after the last discussions held this morning with the Sporting Club of Portugal, the two clubs have not reached a full and complete agreement on the contractual terms relating to the loan of Clinton N'Jie," read a club statement published on Wednesday.

"Therefore, the player will not engage with the Portuguese club and OM counts on him for this weekend's match against Rennes."

Sporting has won two out of two in the Primeira Liga this season despite a number of players rescinding its contracts in the aftermath of a group of supporters attacking the club's training ground in May.

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