Portier de Nice since 2016, Walter Benitez has been a benchmark in Ligue 1 for six seasons and has just left the Aiglons. Free, the 29-year-old doorman joined PSV Eindhoven. Meanwhile, the Riviera club finds itself with the only Marcin Bulka (22) as a solution to fill the position. Wanting to bring an element of experience that can guide the Pole for the future while providing security in the short to medium term, OGC Nice used the networks of its coach Lucien Favre to approach Yann Sommer.
A safe bet in Germany where he has been wearing the gloves since 2014, the 33-year-old doorman is one year from the end of his contract with the Fohlens. Candidate for a departure, Switzerland has long seemed close to OGC Nice but the situation has changed. So he should finally stay a little longer in Mönchengladbach. Fanny, the club from the south of France has therefore launched new avenues and has therefore started looking for another experienced goalkeeper.
A renowned goalkeeper in Ligue 1
It was finally on the side of England that Nice turned, to Leicester precisely. A true legend of the club with which he won the 2016 Premier League by achieving a historic feat, Kasper Schmeichel (35) finally agreed to join the Aiglons, being quite seduced by the project. After 11 seasons with the Foxes, the Euro 2020 semi-finalist, who has 84 caps with Denmark, has opted for this new challenge.
A weighty reinforcement for Nice, which offers one of the best goalkeepers in Europe in recent seasons. On its official website, the Riviera club welcomed the news: “OGC Nice is proud to announce the signing of Kasper Schmeichel”, soberly indicates the press release of the club. The Dane becomes the 4th Nice recruit of the summer after Alexis Beka Beka, Aaron Ramsey and Mattia Viti, whose arrival was made official this morning.
🇩🇰 Arrival of the Vikings!
—OGC Nice (@ogcnice) August 3, 2022