Nice is active on all fronts
With only eleven days to go and the transfer window over, several clubs, such as OGC Nice, have chosen to work hard to strengthen themselves. It has been a while at Foot Mercato that we announce that the Riviera club has an agreement with Hello Moffi. After two initial offers were rejected by Lorient, Nice made a third proposal, as revealed by Western France. That amounts to €17 million + €3 million in bonuses, for a total of €20 million. This is close to the demands of the leaders of the coal mills. The next few hours promise to be decisive, especially sinceAndy Delort is still working on a divorce from OGC Nice to complete his transfer to Nantes. The striker did not show up this Wednesday morning for Nice training, as revealed by our colleagues from Good morning. Negotiations continue with Nantes and the amount should be around €6 million. The Nice management also wants to strengthen in central defence. According to our information, the Côte d’Azur club have made Istanbul Basaksehir an offer for the Burundi central defender. Youssouf Ndayishimiye. Finally, Nice could have lost Kasper Schmeichel this winter because of Bayern Munich. Retained in the Yann Sommer portfolio by Borussia Mönchengladbach, the Bavarian club quickly got a nod from the 36-year-old doorman who arrived at Nice last summer. But finally, yesterday, the Bavarian club formalized the recruitment of the Swiss goalkeeper. A loan with a purchase option was in the pipeline.
Guardiola’s great anger
Pep Guardiola broke down completely yesterday despite a win against Tottenham (4-2). The title game against Arsenal is close to his heart, but he feels he is the only one who wants the trophy at City. Manchester City are now five points behind Arsenal, but have a game in hand. Nothing is decided yet, but the final victory looks set to go to the Gunners. What struck the Spanish coach even more yesterday was the lack of energy from the City supporters, who remained silent for a good part of the last game as he explained at the microphone of Sky Sports. “There was a lack of courage, passion, fire, desire to win from the first minute. It’s the same for the fans, they are silent for 45 minutes. I want my fans to come back“.
Officials of the day
Memphis Depay rebounds in Atlético de Madrid. João Felix left for Chelsea, the Colchoneros were looking for his replacement. And again they signed a striker who had become unwanted in Catalonia. The Dutchman has signed a two and a half year contract.Danny Ings sign with West Ham until 2025! The Aston Villa striker has joined the Hammers, as announced by the Birmingham club and confirmed by the London club in steps. The transfer fee has not yet been revealed, but West Ham have already announced his shirt number, he will wear no.18. Lorient then formalized the transfer of Dango Ouattara against Bournemouth and the Premier League. We told you about it a few days ago. The Burkinabe striker will earn almost 30 million for Les Merlus. Finally, this Wednesday FC Barcelona formalized the signing of the young Argentine Lucas Roman from Ferro Carril Oeste, an Argentine second division club. The 18-year-old winger will initially join Barça B to hone his skills there.