Rony Lopes is back on the Côte d'Azur, but in Nice this time. - CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP

Casually, quietly, OGC Nice is carrying out a crazy transfer window almost three weeks before the resumption of Ligue 1. Indeed, after having recorded the arrivals of Hassane Kamara (Reims) , Morgan Schneiderlin (Everton), Robson Bambu (Athlético Paranaense), Flavius ​​Daniliuc (Bayern Munich) and Amine Gouiri (OL), the Aiglons formalized on Wednesday the loan of Rony Lopes, the 24-year-old Portuguese international right winger from Sevilla FC . This one-season loan comes with a purchase option.

Once the Spanish championship wrapped up last weekend, the case moved quickly in this direction between Nice, qualified in the Europa League thanks to the victory of Paris SG against Saint-Etienne (1-0) in the final of the Coupe de France, and the Andalusian club. Rony Lopes was seduced by the sports project presented by Patrick Vieira, his former coach in the reserve team at Manchester City (2012-2014) during his first professional steps.

Very happy to join @ ogcnice, and above all impatient to start this new adventure!


Deseo lo mejor put compañeros de equipo del @sevillafc para esta temporada.

- Rony Lopes (@ Rony10Lopes) July 29, 2020

A failed experience in La Liga

Recruited for 25 million euros in the summer of 2019 by Sevilla FC, Rony Lopes has never found his place in Andalusia, with a large dozen matches in all competitions and very few starts in La Liga.

Nice officials, however, have darkened, as they have been doing since the opening of the transfer window, to hire their sixth recruit of the summer and provide support to their Danish center-forward Kasper Dolberg, which was one of their summer priorities. in the 4-3-3 Riviera. The player will be presented to the press on Thursday and will quickly get to the heart of the matter with the second camp for the Aiglons, in Austria, from July 31 to August 8.


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