OGC Nice poached Lorient striker Terem Moffi during the winter transfer window. A transfer that should not have been done according to the president of Les Merlus.
The Gym had the last word! To forceps! Thanks to an offer of 30 million euros, via a loan with compulsory purchase option, the Aiglons got their hands on Terem Moffi this winter – a scorer until then in the service of FC Lorient who during the first part of the season split 12 achievements. A transaction that should never have been concluded.
The boss of Les Merlus, Loïc Féry, reveals today in the columns of L’Equipe that the Niçois forced the decision. ” We had accepted an offer from Marseille and another from West Ham which were within our parameters. When you close the door, you have to know how to hear it. There, Nice continued to solicit our player, even if there was no agreement. He was very unsettledsaid the Breton president. When you say your exit terms are X, and the first offer is one-third of X, that’s a destabilizing factor. »
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While OM, which has good relations with the Lorient management, had an agreement in principle with his club, the 23-year-old Nigerian striker gave his preference to the Riviera project carried by Ineos. To the chagrin of a Loïc Féry who wanted to include the Senegalese striker Bamba Dieng in the deal with the Phocaeans. Finally, the latter landed well and well in Brittany, as part of an annex transfer.