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Soccer News of Sunday, 26 February 2023


'He has sent a signal' - Nice boss happy with Moffi deal

Moffi joined OGC Nice on transfer deadline day Moffi joined OGC Nice on transfer deadline day

Moffi was wanted by Olympique Marseille and some Premier League clubs but he chose to join Nice instead 

OGC Nice Sports director Florent Ghisolfi has asserted that he is happy with the signing of Super Eagles striker Terem Moffi despite interests from other big clubs.

Moffi turned heads with his brilliant performances for Lorient this season. The Super Eagles striker scored twelve goals in 18 appearances for Les Merlus.

Olympique Marseille, Southampton, Everton, and West Ham wanted the services of the 23-year-old point man. However, Moffi snubbed them and chose a move to Nice instead.

Nice boss Ghisolfi is happy with Moffi’s signing, and he believes the transfer is a big statement

“Moffi believed in our project. He had the feeling that he was going to be happy and successful in Nice. Today he is like a fish in water,” Ghisolfi told Sport.

“I really think we are the right club for Terem. He got the number 9, even if Marseille had promised him too.

“Moffi has confidence in what we are building, it really corresponds to what we are looking for in terms of values. It was long and complicated, but he always showed the conviction that he wanted to go to Nice.

“Sincerely, I ask everyone to be aware of what this means. To have big English clubs and Marseille asking for you and with whom he already had an additional agreement! If he had said ‘ok’, he could have signed the next day, when we did not yet have this agreement and he wouldn’t have been our player. It’s really a big signal sent to OGC Nice. 

Since he arrived at Nice, Moffi has not scored yet after three appearances. But he has always made his impact felt upfront.

Nice currently sit eighth in Ligue 1, but they have been in great form recently, picking five wins and two draws from their last seven games.

Moffi would look to get in between the goals soon and prove his worth