Terem Moffi signs for Nice on deadline day

OGC Nice have secured the signature of Nigerian forward Terem Moffi, who joins the club on loan from fellow Ligue 1 outfit Lorient. The 23-year-old has scored twice in his seven appearances for the national team, while his 12 league goals so far this season mean he sits second in the race for the golden boot.

Moffi’s career started in England, after he joined the Buckswood Football Academy at the age of 17. A successful stint in Lithuania preceded a short spell at Kortrijk in Belgium – before the Nigerian international signed for FC Lorient in 2020. Moffi scored 35 goals in 90 appearances for the side, before his move to the Allianz Riviera.

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While the initial deal is a loan, there is an obligation to buy clause included in the contract that will see Terem Moffi join les Aiglons on a permanent basis at the end of the season. Nice sit tenth in the table, while his former club Lorient are in sixth – with seven points separating the two sides.

Florent Ghisolfi, the sporting director at OGC Nice, stated that “considering the ideas that we want to put in place and the game identity that we want to establish, he is the ideal attacker”.

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