Nice targeting Dortmund’s Dan-Axel Zagadou (23) alongside Manchester United

According to Foot Mercato OGC Nice have expressed interest in signing Dan-Axel Zagadou (23) from Dortmund, whose contract runs out in less than a week’s time. The French U21 international centre-back has attracted interest from several Premier League clubs in recent months, including Manchester United. The arrival of Lucien Favre as Nice manager could work in Nice’s favour, as he worked with Zagadou at Dortmund in 2018 and 2020. 

The Aiglons are plotting a major move this summer, and there is no doubt that Zagadou would be a coup for the Ligue 1 side. Born in the Parisian suburbs, Zagadou played for PSG at youth level until 2017, when the centre back signed a professional contract with Borussia Dortmund.

In a total of 67 appearances, he has won both the German Super Cup in 2019/20 as well as the German National Cup in 2020/21. In the Bundesliga last season, the young centre-back made 15 appearances for Dortmund after a knee injury ruled him out until November.

Last month Zagadou spoke about his future to beIN Sports, and admitted that he would be open to a move back to France: “A return to Ligue 1? Of course. I left to go abroad very young, so it would be good for me to go back to France. I’m not putting up any barriers to a return.”

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