Andy Delort, the Algerian international striker, has joined FC Nantes from OGC Nice, the clubs have announced. Delort is on loan for the time being, with a permanent option available at the end of the season if Les Canaris avoid relegation.
Andy Delort likely to in bound to the Loire-Atlantique side until 2025. According to Ouest-France, the signing fee is just under €5 million. Delort had his medical in Paris last Saturday and will wear the #99 jersey for Nantes.
After a year and a half with the Ineos-owned Nice, the forward leaves with 25 goals in all competitions. However, he had fallen out of favor with Les Aiglons, and injuries hampered his season and prevented him from reuniting with former strike partner Gatan Laborde.
When his departure announcement, the forward had skipped training with Nice. After a breakout year at Ligue 2 side Tours, Delort spent time at Wigan Athletic and Tigres in Mexico before becoming a consistent goalscorer at Montpellier. The goal for Antoine Kombouaré’s men is to have Delort available for the match against Marseille next Wednesday, with an eye on the team’s Europa League knockout stage clash against Juventus next month.