The situation may seem absurd. While FC Sochaux has been terminating the contracts of its players for two weeks, Eliezer Mayenda is blocked despite a purchase offer issued by Sunderland. The English club, which plays in the second division, has been talking with the 18-year-old striker and the FCSM for several days. A first offer had been refused by the Sochaux leaders, who recently obtained better conditions (just over 1 million euros in bonuses included, + 20% on resale). Eliezer Mayenda was even authorized by the FCSM to travel across the Channel last weekend to visit the Black Cats facilities. On site, the sports project has thrilled the young player.
Problems, this Thursday morning, the management informed those around Mayenda that the club was not selling. The negotiations on a possible sale of the club by Nenking would be the main reason. In any case, it is unlikely that Sunderland will again increase their offer for the 18-year-old striker, officially under contract with FCSM until 2025, even if it is rumored that an extension for another year would have been signed discreetly at the end of last season. In the meantime, Mayenda takes his troubles patiently and trains under the orders of Oswald Tanchot. Thursday morning, he was not on the pitch due to a gene in the adductors.