Nice offer improved €23m bid for Moffi


By Anthony Nlebem.

French Ligue 1 side, OGC Nice, are leading the race to sign Lorient striker Terem Moffi this January and are reportedly preparing an improved offer of €23m to convince the club to sell the Nigeria international, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

According to French media, Foot Mercato, Florent Ghisolfi, Nice sports director, have presented an increased offer of €20m plus €3m in bonuses to convince Lorient President Loïc Fery to let go of his prolific striker.

The 24-year-old Nigerian striker has notched 12 goals in 18 league games this season making him Ligue 1 joint top scorer, just one goal behind Paris Saint-Germain star and 2022 World Cup golden boot winner Kylian Mbappe.

A new offer which should stick a little more to the requirements of Lorient could force Fery to adjust his asking price for Moffi.

Lorient are reportedly demanding €30m for the player that they signed for just €8m from KV Kortrijk back in 2021.
Moffi is keen to continue his development in France, rather than move abroad, according to L’Équipe. And Regis Le Bris, the Lorient coach, indicated the club’s top scorer is not concerned about his future with the club.

“He’s in good shape, happy and I think he wants to play a good game against Rennes. It is known that Terem is highly appreciated by fans. But it may still be there on February 1. In which case the farewells will be later.”
French club Olympique Marseille and English Premier League clubs Southampton and West Ham United have both made offers for Moffi, and these offers have been rejected by Les Merlus.

Les Merlus might be forced to let the Super Eagles striker leave in January considering that his contract will expire at the end of next season.