In search of an attacker, OM had set their sights on Terem Moffi. An agreement has even been reached with Lorient, but the Nigerian striker, under contract until June 2024, would have finally rejected Marseille’s advances and would prefer to join OGC Nice, also on the spot. A choice that Jérôme Rothen does not understand.
As we enter the home stretch of the winter transfer window, theOM thought he had found his next recruit. In effect, Pablo Longoria reached an agreement with Lorient for the transfer of Terem Moffi, under contract until June 2024. Except that the Nigerian striker, aged 23, gives his preference to theOGC Nice and therefore rejected the Marseillais’ proposal. A surprising choice to say the least, theOM being third in League 1five points behind PSGwhile the Eaglets are in the soft underbelly of the rankings and in crisis for a while.
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“You have to explain to me why Marseille does not make people dream more than Nice”
Jerome Rothenot gave his opinion on this file, in his program Rothen ignites on RMC. ” Moffi who prefers Nice to OM? I have a hard time understanding this choice. When I look at France, I look at Ligue 1, I tell myself that there are clubs that make you want to be a young football player. He is in a good club, in Lorient, which allowed him to reach a good level, but when your name is Moffi, you have to explain to me why Marseille does not make people dream more than Nice. I will not look at the past but just the present. The project in Nice was exciting a few years ago, but it is struggling to set up “, did he declare.
“I don’t understand his sporting choice”
” Today, at present, sportingly, it’s more interesting to go to OM who are playing for a place in the Champions League, perhaps even the title. When you’re a player, you play in Lorient and you have the chance to go to a club with high ambitions, I don’t understand his sporting choice. (…) A question of money? He would have made a very good living in Marseille “, added JErome Rothen.