Football - Ligue 1

Nice sign keeper, release Diakite

Nice have confirmed the signing of Metz goalkeeper Joris Delle.

Nice sign keeper - Football - Ligue 1Reuters

The 22-year-old has joined Nice on a four-year contract and strengthens a team that still has some doubt surrounding the future of number one David Ospina.

Delle is a France youth international and made 10 starts in Ligue 2 last season for Metz.

"Joris has many qualities," said coach Claude Puel. "He is a goalkeeper of good stature who has presence in the air."

Meanwhile, Nice have also confirmed that Mali international Drissa Diakite has left the club on a free transfer.

Diakite joined the club in February 2006 and made 156 appearances in Ligue 1.


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