French Ligue 1 side OGC Nice has announced the signing of Super Eagles striker Terem Moffi from FC Lorient.
Nice announced Moffi’s capture on their website in a loan deal with an option to make permanent in the summer.
Their had been media reports that the OGC Nice had agreed a club record €30m deal for the Nigerian.
BoldSports reported on Monday that Moffi was undergoing medicals at OGC Nice after both clubs reached an agreement.
The 23-year-old has been in prolific form this season, scoring 12 league goals in 19 games.
Nice President, Jean-Pierre Rivère, said Moffi’s signing was an investment that matched their ambitions.
“OGC Nice are delighted to announce the arrival of Terem Moffi on a loan deal with an obligation to buy from FC Lorient.
“The 23-year-old Nigerian international, who has seven caps and two goals for his country, has become an established name in the French top flight with Les Merlus, having joined them in 2020 and made 90 appearances, scoring 35 goals, including 12 this season – the second-highest total in Ligue 1. Before moving to Brittany, Moffi plied his trade for KV Kortrijk in Belgium, following a spell in Lithuania with both FK Kauno Žalgiris and FK Riteriai.
“Quick, powerful and a formidable finisher, the Super Eagle is also a man of his word,” Nice wrote on their website.
“We’re delighted that Terem’s determination to sign for OGC Nice, combined with our own, has led to this outcome. The support of our owner was also invaluable,” the club website quoted Jean-Pierre Rivère.
“It’s an investment that matches our ambitions.”
“When it comes to the ideas that we want to implement and the identity that we want to establish, he’s the ideal striker,” added sporting director Florent Ghisolfi.
“Terem is capable of playing with his back to goal and of running in behind. He’s a modern striker, very pacy and very powerful. He has experience, and he fights for the team. He’s capable of making run after run whilst always keeping a cool head inside the box. In Ligue 1, he’s already set the standard. A new milestone awaits him at Nice, where he’ll get to play in Europe for the first time in the spring and will be one of the key men carrying the club’s lofty aims.”
Moffi will be available for coach Didier Digard to select for their game away to Marseille on Sunday.