According to L’Équipe, Andy Delort (31) will return to OGC Nice, should FC Nantes be relegated from Ligue 1 at the end of the season.
Nantes are hovering precariously over the drop zone. They are only above Stade Brestois, who currently occupy the final relegation spot, on goal difference, and face Eric Roy’s side tonight. A defeat tonight could have big consequences. Whilst it would, of course, see them drop into the relegation zone, it may also spell the end of Antoine Kombouaré’s reign as manager. Regardless, of tonight’s result, it is expected that the former Paris Saint-Germain manager won’t be on the sidelines of the Beaujoire next season.
Someone else who may face a departure from Les Canaris is Delort. The Algerian international was Nantes’ major winter signing but has failed to hit the ground running. In 15 games, he has just two goals. He joined on loan with an obligation to make the move permanent for €5m, should the club stay up. However, should Nantes be relegated to Ligue 2, the club won’t be able to afford the fee, and in such a circumstance, he would return to parent club Nice.
GFFN | Luke Entwistle