Nice and Lorient strike €30m agreement for Terem Moffi

Nice and Lorient have finally struck a deal for the transfer of Ligue 1’s second-best goalscorer this season in Terem Moffi (23), according to a report from Foot Mercato. The sought-after free-scoring forward will join the resurgent tenth-placed Ligue 1 side. Moffi had attracted interest from the Premier League with West Ham United and Southampton tracking the Nigerian international, and Olympique de Marseille came close to signing the player having agreed a player-plus-cash deal with Lorient – however, the player’s desire has always been for a move to Ineos-owned Nice, and Moffi, therefore, rejected the move.

Les Aiglons have submitted a seventh offer to their Brittany counterparts estimated at €30m including bonuses. All points to the fact there won’t be an eighth bid as Moffi is currently undergoing his medical, according to TF1 journalist Saber Desfarges. The player was a no-show at Lorient’s training ground this morning, and the longest saga of the January transfer window appears all but ended now.

GFFN | Bastien Cheval

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