French Ligue 1 side Nice have put behind the disappointment of finishing outside a spot in European competition after finishing 9th on the Ligue 1 table at the end of last season.
Plans are alr the underway for next season and it involves securing the future of some of their key players as well as signing of new players in areas were they fell short last season with the aim of bouncing back to European competition.
One of the success of what can be termed a disappointing season was Nigeria international forward Terem Moffi who joined the club on loan from fellow Ligue 1 side Lorient in the January transfer window.
Moffi’s loan deal has an obligation for Nice to sign him permanently under certain conditions which includes a regular run of games, something that he achieved and responded with nine goals and three assists in 20 games.
It took his total goal count for last season to 21 in 38 games in all competitions as he scored 12 league goals for Lorient before his move to Nice in January. With all conditions met Nice have now triggered the option of signing him permanently.
He will join them on a five year deal with the option of another year for a fee in excess of €20m. It is independent of the €2m paid to Lorient as loan fee in January. Details of his earnings weren’t known to us as at the time of this report.