This Saturday night against Reims, the Nice coach Patrick Vieira will have to tinker again in attack. The former Gunner must indeed do without the services of Mario Balotelli, but it must also do with the absences of Maolida, Le Bihan, Srarfi and Sacko. So, Makengo and Saint-Maximin should form the attacking duo against the Remois.
That is to say if the coach of Aiglons is waiting for reinforcements in attack during the transfer window. In recent days, the name of Valère Germain, who wore the Nice jersey during the 2005-2016 season, returns regularly in the discussions. However, according to The Team of the day, if the profile of the Marseille striker seduced Patrick Vieira, the salary of the player (around 300,000 euros according to the sports daily), would be an obstacle to the transaction. The GYM leadership is not ready to make this kind of financial sacrifice.
For the moment, the situation of Germain on the side of the OM remains complicated. Wednesday at St Etienne, the Marseille striker, his head down, was the first to extricate himself from the locker room after the defeat in the Forez, hood screwed on the head. Came for the very last minutes of the game against the Greens, as a few days earlier against Monaco, the former Monaco has not scored in Ligue 1 since 26 September, it was against Strasbourg at the Velodrome. His last tenure dates back to the Coupe de la Ligue match, also against Strasbourg, just a month ago.