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OGC Nice boss Ursea on William Saliba’s arrival: “He can be very precious to us on set pieces.”

Speaking to OGC Nice TV, the Ligue 1 club’s manager Adrian Ursea discussed the arrival of 19-year-old William Saliba on loan until the end of the season from Arsenal.

“He can bring us a lot of things, on the defensive side as well as in terms of our playing style and initiating moves. He can also be very precious to us in set pieces, an area where we have suffered a lot, even though that has been a little less the case in recent matches, which is perhaps due to our changes in terms of the organisation. His arrival will create movement in our defence. We lost Dante, we are still waiting for the leaders to show themselves. William is a player with a lot of personality, a personality that didn’t waste any time in revealing himself. With what he showed before leaving for England, honestly, talk about his age, I don’t even take that into account. Either a player is good or not, that is what interests me. It is not easy to succeed in St Étienne’s defence, no matter your age.”

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