Moussa Wagué, who was on loan with OGC Nice for the second half of the season, will return to his parent club, Barcelona.
Moussa Wagué was not in Ernesto Valverde’s plans in the winter, and left on loan to join French side OGC Nice.
The loan spell was for half a season, with the French side covering his wages, as well as having a non-compulsory buy option of 10 million euros plus an additional 500,000 euros in variables. If he was bought by Nice at the end of the loan spell, Barça reserved a buy-back clause of 15 million euros until June 2021. Afterwards, the Catalans would have the first right of refusal in the event of a future sale of the full-back, if he stayed with Nice.
However, that has not been the case.
The player has been sent back to his parent club, Barcelona, as announced by the French club, Tuesday afternoon.
With the French side, Wagué had five appearances in Ligue 1 since his move, setting up two goals in his last two games for the club: one in the derby against Monaco to win the game in added time, and one against Bordeaux to get a late equalizer.
While the player has been sent back to Catalonia, he is not expected to be part of the first team’s training sessions, reports Radio Catalunya. The player’s future remains somewhat in the air, as it is possible that he moves away from Barcelona once more.
Moussa Wagué’s contract with Barcelona runs out in 2023, as he signed on a five-year deal when his move was completed from Belgian side KAS Eupen back in the summer of 2018.