Nigerian striker, Terem Moffi, is undergoing a medical at OGC Nice ahead of a €30m transfer from French Ligue 1 side Lorient according to French sources, Boldsportsng.com reports.
Nice had been in battle with Premier League sides West Ham United, Southampton, Bournemouth and Ligue 1 rivals Olympique Marseille over the transfer of the in-form 23-year-old who has scored 12 goals in 18 Ligue 1 games. The former K.V. Kortrijk man was not listed for Les Merlus in their 2-1 win over Rennes on Friday.
French journalist Saber Desfarges on Monday tweeted “Medical visit in progress for Terem Moffi, a step away from OGC Nice.”
Joining Nice had been a priority for Moffi who rejected a move to Marseille and also turned down a move to West Ham. The Hammers had offered a £20m plus £5m in add-ons for the Nigerian but the striker had opted against moving to the Premier league but to continue his development in France.
Lorient had held on to their €30m valuation of the player which proved too much for both the Saints and the Clarets. To land the Nigerian, Nice made five bids to Lorient.