Mercato Mercato – Nice: a big blow named Schmeichel? – Soccer

In search of a goalkeeper after the failure of the Yann Sommer track, OGC Nice has initiated contacts with Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), open to arriving on the Cte ​​d’Azur.

Kasper Schmeichel will be out of contract in a year.

Follower of flashes on the transfer window in recent years, OGC Nice is strangely calm this summer. The fault in particular of the changes in the organization chart, with the departure of the director of football, Julien Fournier.

For now, the Riviera fans have had to make do with the final purchase of goalkeeper Marcin Bulka, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain last season, and the signing of Romanian attacking hopeful Rares Ilie. But the Aiglons are only asking to ignite this transfer window.

Contact established

Still looking for a starting goalkeeper to compensate for the departure of Walter Benitez at the end of his contract, the Gym broke their teeth on the Yann Sommer case (Borussia Mnchengladbach). But the 5th of the last Ligue 1 exercise already has another track, even more attractive. The team indeed reveals that the Niois have contacted Kasper Schmeichel! At 35, the goalkeeper will be at the end of his contract with Leicester next summer and is part of the world’s Top 15 in his position.

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According to the same source, the Danish international first asked for time to think things over, before indicating that he was interested in moving to the Côte d’Azur! Attached to the Foxes, where he has been playing since 2011, the son of legend Peter Schmeichel has however warned that he will only leave if his departure takes place in a serene climate and with the blessing of his current employer.

In other words, the whole question is now whether the 2016 English champion is ready to accede to the wish of his historic goalkeeper and open the door to him. And, if so, what price. For the time being, no indication has leaked one way or the other and the Azurens must therefore wait. If they came to get their hands on the Scandinavian and complete a nice bet like Marcus Thuram (M’Gladbach) in attack, the Aiglons transfer window would take another turn…

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