Terem Moffi of Nigeria has joined Ineos-owned OGC Nice from FC Lorient, the clubs have announced. This Tuesday, the Ligue 1’s second-best goalscorer signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with Les Aiglons. The Super Eagle, a quick and powerful striker with a deft finish, will wear the #9 jersey for Didier Digard’s side. Terem Moffi will be available for selection when Nice takes on third-placed Marseille in a high-stakes Ligue 1 match on Sunday evening.
The agreement between Nice and Lorient is not a straight transfer, but rather a mandatory, paid loan of €2.5 million with a €22.5 million (plus €5 million bonus) obligation to purchase the Nigerian international striker. Lorient has also agreed to a 15% stake in any future sale. Moffi scored 35 goals in 90 appearances for Lorient. Only PSG’s French international striker Kylian Mbappe (24) has scored more goals this season.
Moffi will sign a four-and-a-half-year contract after passing his physical.
Moffi joined Lorient in October 2020 for €8 million from KV Kortrijk in Belgium’s Pro League.
This season, he has 12 goals in 19 league appearances for Lorient.
About the transfer
Lorient has accepted a €30 million bid from OGC Nice for Super Eagles forward Terem Moffi.
According to Footmercato, the agreed-upon fee is €25 million, with an additional €5 million in add-ons.
Nice had made several offers for the Nigerian, all of which were rejected by Lorient prior to their final agreement.
Lorient wanted Moffi to join Olympique Marseille after meeting their valuation, but the Nigerian international insisted on joining the Riviera club.