Nantes’ transfer dealings to be monitored by French football’s financial watchdog

The DNCG, French football’s financial watchdog, have announced in a press release that they will be supervising FC Nantes’ transfer dealings this summer. 

It is bad news for Nantes, who last season only narrowly avoided relegation to Ligue 2. Antoine Kombouaré announced grand plans to overhaul the squad, unhappy with his current options. However, it looks as though incomings will now very much be dependent on outgoings; Les Canaris will have to sell – and sell well – in order to give themselves room for manoeuvre in the transfer window.

Olympique Lyonnais found themselves in a familiar situation last summer and had to resort to bargain buys, whilst also selling some big players, notably Castello Lukeba and Bradley Barcola. Those restrictions were lifted later in the year but after the closure of the summer transfer window. 

The DNCG has announced that Nantes’ wage bill will be supervised, as will their transfer dealings, which means that the club will have to tread carefully this summer.

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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