Lucien Favre (64) and OGC Nice are making a real statement on the transfer market: the Ligue 1 club has recruited goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (35)!
The Danish selection of 84 caps was a staple of the Premier League. He played for Leicester City for eleven years and won the Premier League with the “Foxes” in 2016. Hardly anyone expected Schmeichel to leave the club again. Now it actually happens!
Favre and Nice officials seem to have proven themselves a lot. One year from the end of his contract, the son of Danish legend Peter Schmeichel (58) now dares to take the plunge on the Côte d’Azur, far from England, where he was the public’s favorite within of the club.
Schmeichel’s transfer is also linked to Favre failing to woo Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer (33). Sommer, who has been at Gladbach for seven years, is also seen as an incredibly reliable keeper. He just didn’t want to leave Borussia. Not even for his ex-coach Favre…
In the coming season, which begins for Nice at national level on August 7 with an away match in Toulouse, the club will play in the Conference League. Kasper Schmeichel is reportedly not playing at international level with Leicester City after a disappointing season that ultimately saw the club finish eighth in the Premier League.
Nice CEO General Manager Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (37) on the new goalkeeper: “His influence and leadership on and off the pitch says a lot about him as a professional, as a footballer and as a player. as a person. The experiences he, the club and our fans have shared over the past 11 years means he will always be part of this family.
According to the media, Schmeichel’s contract with Nice runs until 2025.
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