Judging by what he told Le 10 Sport, Nice’s coach has had enough of key players leaving the Allianz Riviera side this summer.
Seri? He stays, that’s definitive
Lucien Favre said, when asked about the 25-year-old midfielder who had an awesome season last year, helping Nice finish 3rd in the Ligue 1, a position good enough to give them a ticket to the Champions League qualifiers.
We’ve lost four starting players. That’s enough. It’s not easy to replace them
the Swiss coach added, a line that could be perceived as an indirect complain to the board of directors.
Nice, if everything goes well and they do make it to the Champions League group stage, will earn great money the coming season, but their activity in the transfer market so far have been very poor.
They have signed some players, but they have lost Paul Baysse on a free transfer to Malaga, while Younes Belhanda, Ricardo Pereira and Anastasios Donis all left the club, since their loan spells from Dynamo Kyiv, Porto, and Juventus respectively, came to an end.
At least Nice signed a new deal with Mario Balotelli, who had his best season in years at the Ligue 1 side under Favre.