OGC Nice manager Didier Digard, who is confirmed at the helm of the club until the end of the season, has praised Florent Ghisolfi’s handling of the January transfer window.
Les Aiglons shifted many players on during the winter window. Andy Delort, Morgan Schneiderlin, Mads Bech Sorensen, Lucas Da Cunha, Robson Bambu and Kasper Dolberg all left the club in January. Lemina was the only regular starts for Le Gym, and his departure was perhaps the only one not out of choice, with Wolverhampton Wanderers swooping in to bring the midfielder back to the Premier League. Dolberg’s loan at Sevilla was cut short, and he was redeployed to Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.
Nice also strengthened their squad with two signings. Youssouf Ndayishimiye has looked solid and composed since arriving from Istanbul Basaksehir, whilst Terem Moffi scored his first goals for the club against local rivals AS Monaco over the weekend. Les Aiglons beat Ligue 1 rivals Olympique de Marseille, as well as Premier League clubs such as West Ham United to the signing of the Nigerian international.
Speaking at a pre-match press conference, transcribed by France Bleu Azur, Digard has given behind-the-scenes details of the dealings and praised sporting director Ghisolfi for the handling of his first window at the club. “With Florent and the who of the cub, we worked as though I was going to be here my whole life. During the window, my point of contact was mostly Florent, and he always consulted with me, listened and trusted me. We were aligned on it,” he began.
Digard continued, “We had to reduce the squad size as much as possible and bring quality into the team. He hit the nail on the head.”
GFFN | Luke Entwistle