OGC Nice have confirmed that Billal Brahimi (23) has joined Ligue 1 rivals Stade Brestois on a season-long loan deal.
Since his €7m move from SCO Angers in January 2022, Brahimi has struggled to establish himself in the first team. The Algerian international, who came through the ranks at Middlesbrough, has made 54 appearances for Nice, scoring five goals and registering two assists. However, of his 32 appearances for Les Aiglons in Ligue 1, only seven have been starts.
During his time on the Riviera, he has worked with many coaches, without ever being a regular choice for either. That seems to be the case under Francesco Farioli as well. Brahimi has featured in two of the first three games but only accumulated nine minutes worth of playing time.
Brahimi has now joined Brest, where he will spend the season on loan. There is no option to make the move permanent included in the deal.
GFFN | Luke Entwistle