While OM had made good progress in the Terem Moffi file, OGC Nice would have regained a head start.
Decidedly, it is the transfer with twists and turns of this winter. While Olympique de Marseille seemed on the right track for the transfer of Terem Moffi, it is ultimately OGC Nice who would be regaining the ascendancy.
The Aiglons had drawn the first for the Nigerian striker from Lorient, and initially had to face competition from West Ham. The Londoners opted for Danny Ings, which left the field open to Nice until the arrival of OM in this case. The Phocaeans would have offered 30 million euros for the Hake striker, and Pablo Longoria even went to Morbihan on Tuesday. OM held the rope, because at the same time the transfer of Bamba Dieng to Lorient was being negotiated, which allowed the Breton club to recover a promising striker, and the Phocaeans to lower the bill for Moffi.
Except that, here, a new twist occurred this Wednesday. OGC Nice, which would like to recruit a striker and let Andy Delort go to Nantes, intends to increase its offer to approach OM’s 30 million euros. Florent Ghisolfi, the new Aiglons recruitment boss, has joined Lorient to discuss with his Breton counterparts. And in this story, the Gym has a big trump card up its sleeve: the will of the player, who would be good to continue his career in Nice.
Nice is preparing an offer close to €30m bonus included for Terem Moffi
🔹Florent Ghisolfi is in Lorient to convince Loïc Féry
🔹 Moffi wants to join Nice
🔹 Bamba Dieng’s medical visit to Lorient is scheduled for noon (4.5 year contract) but OM are asking to wait. pic.twitter.com/N0rXZqsjHS
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