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Nice striker Laborde happy to partner Terem Moffi

Nice striker Laborde happy to partner Terem Moffi

France and OGC Nice forward, Gaëtan Laborde, says he is happy to play alongside new signing and Nigeria international, Term Moffi, who recently joined from Ligue 1 rivals Lorient. 

Moffi will be hoping to score his first goal for his new club who take on Ajaccio later today to add to his 12 Ligue 1 goals scored in 19 appearances while at Lorient. The 23-year-old joined Nice on an initial loan of €2.5m with a €22.5m (plus €5m bonus) obligation to buy the Nigerian striker. 

The arrival of the Nigerian will see former Laborde move to the right wing to accommodate the more prolific Moffi. After going five straight games without a goal, Laborde returned to form finding the back of the net in his last three league games taking his tally to eight goals in 21 games.

Laborde has welcomed Moffi’s competition and believes he and the Nigerian can create a good partnership and they can do something great together for Les Aiglons.

“He is a very cheerful person, who seems very happy. I don’t see it as individualistic. I feel that we are somewhat in the same state of mind, that we will try to work for each other. He has a different profile. He is very strong, able to hold the ball with his back to the goal and go deep. As smart players, I feel that we can do something great together,” the 28-year-old told L’Equipe.

 “I am fortunate to be able to play across the entire front line. On the side, on the right, on the left, as a striker, or as a second striker. It’s important for the team to have two players who can play together and score.”

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