Nice are set to have a ‘hectic’ Monday, believe L’Equipe, as the French club throw themselves headfirst into the end of the transfer window.
Qualification for the group stages of the Champions League allows Nice to recruit with more financial confidence, and also allows the French club to present a more attractive project to those they’re targeting.
That seems to have done the trick with Wesley Sneijder, with the 33 year old Dutchman on the verge of moving to Nice. He could be joined by Manchester City’s Patrick Roberts, believe L’Equipe.
The 20 year old spent last season on loan at Celtic, and whilst he’s an undoubted talent, it’s unlikely there’s a meaningful season on offer at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola.
Playing for Nice in the Champions League, along side established stars like Sneijder and Mario Balotelli, and rising stars such as Jean-Michel Seri, if he doesn’t leave, has got to be an attraction for the Manchester City youngster.
As far as loans go, it sounds rather more exciting than a season spent at FC Girona, and L’Equipe report that signing the player from Manchester is ‘a new track’. If Nice try for a permanent deal, the attraction will be equal, although the French club probably wouldn’t want to match the wages Roberts may be able to get in the UK.