The Nice transfer window is experiencing a real acceleration over the past 24 hours. Recruiting Alexis Beka Beka from Lokomotiv Moscow on Monday, the Aiglons have the lead in Eastern Europe and have set off on the trail leading to Mykhaylo Mudryk (21) who plays for Shakhtar Donetsk. A complicated file that hides another for the Riviera training. Reference defensive midfielder of Zenit Saint-Petersburg where he perfectly compensated for the departure of Leandro Paredes to Paris Saint-Germain in the winter of 2019, the Colombian Wilmar Barrios (28 years old) pleases OGC Nice according to our information.
Wilmar Barrios an unclear file
Winner of 4 Russian Championships, the former Boca Juniors with 52 caps with Colombia is under contract until June 2026 with Sergey Semak’s team. The Aiglons have already positioned their pawns since they would have already warned the vice-president of the Russian club. Using FIFA rules, OGC Nice could obtain a dry loan from the player if the latter wishes to suspend his contract until June 2023. A method already used in other cases such as the loan of Chidera Ejuke from CSKA Moscow at Hertha Berlin for example. However, it will not be so easy for Nice.
A few days ago for the Russian media sportWilmar Barrios had expressed his desire to stay at Zenit: “Zenit has done a lot for me, made a lot of effort to make my family and I feel comfortable in St. Petersburg, so that we feel at home here. The fact that I stayed is my mutual recognition and a sign of respect for the club, I feel responsible to continue wearing the Zenit uniform. Suffice to say that we will have to be convincing.
Agreement with Aaron Ramsey and Leicester for Kasper Schmeichel
On the other hand, another file in the midfield looks more obvious. Terminating his contract with Juventus less than a week ago, Welshman Aaron Ramsey (31) is now free of any contract. Being able to commit where he wishes, he has come to an agreement with Nice, which already considers his recruitment as an act. Another reinforcement of experience should also quickly lead to the side of OGC Nice. As we gave you the point, a few days ago, the Aiglons are pushing for Kasper Schmeichel (35) to replace Walter Benitez who left for PSV Eindhoven.
Thus, we can certify that Lucien Favre’s team has reached an agreement with Leicester for the recruitment of the Danish goalkeeper who won the Premier League in 2016. The transfer will be around 1 million euros with bonuses in the event of qualification in the League Champions. A jet is already planned for him to pass the medical examination as soon as possible, but an agreement between Nice and the player on the duration of the contract is still missing. The Dane’s agent demands a three-year contract for his client or the case will fall through. The month of August is synonymous with heat stroke on the side of the Nice transfer window.