Valentin Rosier’s OGC Nice arrival could force departure of Crystal Palace target Jordan Lotomba

As reported by Foot MercatoOGC Nice are on the verge of completing the signature of Beşiktaş right-back Valentin Rosier (27), which according to L’Équipe could lead to Jordan Lotomba (25) leaving the club. 

With Youcef Atal, who is currently at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) with Algeria, expected to leave Nice this summer, Les Aiglons are in the market for reinforcements. Whilst funds are limited since the arrival of Mohamed-Ali Cho from Real Sociedad, a loan deal for Rosier is nearing completion. Negotiations over a loan move are advanced, and the deal will include an option to make the deal permanent for €3m at the end of the season, according to L’Équipe.

The publication adds that Rosier’s arrival could bring an end to Lotomba’s stay at the club. The Swiss international is currently the only out-and-out right-back at the club, but he would likely be demoted down the hierarchy in the event of Rosier’s arrival. Lotomba, who started the season as a backup, was already questioning his future with Le Gym during this period. 

Lotomba is being tracked by Crystal Palace and Wolfsburg, and Rosier’s arrival could once again lead the Swiss defender to consider his future. Should he leave, Pablo Rosario could fill-in as backup at right-back. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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