French international midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has expressed his delight after joining Nice from Everton.
The 30-year-old made over 200 Premier League appearances for Southampton, Manchester United and Everton. Schneiderlin's signature adds valuable experience to a young Les Aiglons squad.
Schneiderlin posted on his Twitter account: "A new page will be written for me in France. I'm very happy to join Nice, a club full of ambition. I can't wait to play with my new teammates. I'll give everything for the club and its supporters! Issa nissa."
Fournier: "We don't need to spend crazy money to reinforce the squad"
Nice director of football Julien Fournier told Europe 1 radio: “We believe we have a very young and talented squad. But it needs more consistency, more character. Thanks to his experience, Morgan offers us that. We made a similar transfer a few years ago in the form of Dante. We have done it again with Morgan, for a very reasonable transfer fee. Contrary to what has been reported, the final fee will be between two and four million euros. We didn’t need to spend crazy money to reinforce the squad.
“Identifying talent is easy. But identifying a quality player that will also bring the competitive mentality that we are looking for, is a lot harder. And it’s the underlying principle of our transfer policy,”