As reported by L’Équipe, Rennes striker has agreed on personal terms with OGC Nice and is expected to fly to the south coast of France this evening to complete his move to the Allianz Riviera with a medical scheduled for tomorrow.
Not part of the SRFC squad to play Brest this evening, the 28-year-old Laborde will join Nice on a four-year contract after just one year at Rennes following his switch from Montpellier last summer. At Nice, he will be reunited with his strike partner from Montpellier, Andy Delort, after the pair formed a prolific duo at MHSC.
Nice are expected to pay €15m for Laborde while Amine Gouiri is expected to move in the opposite direction to Rennes from Nice amid frosty relations with new coach Lucien Favre in a move that will cost Rennes €28m
The former Bordeaux and Clermont striker Laborde managed 19 goals and eight assists in all competitions for Bruno Genesio’s attacking side last season over 47 games.