Nantes pushing sign OGC Nice striker Andy Delort

FC Nantes are looking to bolster their attack in January by signing OGC Nice striker Andy Delort, according to a report from Sebastien Denis at Foot Mercato. FM suggest that an agreement has almost been reached, but that the terms have not yet been settled.

The current French cup champions sit 15th in Ligue 1 and remain in the Europa League, facing Italian giants Juventus in February. Having played in the cup final loss to Nantes in May, Delort had been first choice under former manager Christophe Galtier, but was thought to be out of favour after Lucien Favre took the reins at Nice. He has scored five in 13 appearances for Les Aiglons, and had expected to have an extension added to his current contract, but this was never finalised. He may look elsewhere for more playing time, and Nantes are interested.

His calibre in the French top flight is not to be taken for granted. Across 246 appearances since 2011/12, Delort has 84 goals and 31 assists. OGC Nice, who recently sacked Favre after an embarrassing cup defeat to third-tier side Le Puy, may choose to hold on to the Algerian frontman. Plans for Delort’s inclusion on the French Riviera will be decided by interim manager Didier Digard, who took over at Nice just yesterday.

GFFN | Brendan Cox

 

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