Mercato Mercato: Nice offers a prestigious recruit with Schmeichel! (official) – Soccer

As expected for several days, OGC Nice has recruited goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel from Leicester. The Azuren club offers itself a very nice recruit.

Schmeichel is the new goalkeeper of OGC Nice

OGC Nice has its new goalkeeper! In search of a goalkeeper to compensate for the free departure of Walter Benitez at PSV Eindhoven, the azuren club achieves one of the very nice shots of the summer with the signing of Kasper Schmeichel (35 years old).

OGC Nice and Leicester have agreed on the transfer of goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. He is now an Eaglet , said the Gym on Wednesday in a press release. The duration of the Danish international’s contract is not precise, but there is talk of a lease until June 2024 or 2025. The transfer amount is estimated at 1 million euros.

An experienced recruit

The legend’s son Peter Schmeichel wasn’t Nice’s first choice this summer. The Azuren club had long hoped for the Swiss international Yann Sommer, but the Niois leaders ultimately failed to reach an agreement with Borussia Mnchengladbach. It was finally on the side of England that Nice turned to, Leicester, where the Danish international (84 caps) only had a one-year contract.

After asking for time to reflect, Schmeichel agreed to take on a new challenge by joining Nice and Ligue 1. In England, the Euro 2020 semi-finalist has established himself as a reference in the Premier League, where he played for eleven years Leicester. Champion of England in 2016 and winner of the FA Cup and the Community Shield in 2021 with the Foxes, the Dane has everything of an excellent recruit and will be one of the attractions of this new Ligue 1 season.

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