Olympique de Marseille and Nice are set for a battle over the conditions of Loic Remy’s transfer to les Phoceens, with the selling club unhappy with what they perceive to have been OM moving the goal posts of the deal after it was completed.
Controversy raged over the weekend as les Aiglons threatened several strong courses of action over a disagreement in the transfer of Remy. Le Parisien reports that OM had wanted to reduce the individual bonuses the Cote d’Azur could receive for the player in light of his heart condition, which les Phoceens believe should have been better recorded. In return, Nice would receive a higher percentage of the sell-on fee.
Not accepting of this proposal, Gilbert Stellardo, president of les Aiglons, told La Provence, “There is a signed contract, full stop. We are waiting for a settlement. Jean-Claude Dassier [OM president] has never phoned; I regret the fact that he has not. There is a agreement, recorded by the Federation and the League.”
There was even suggestions that Nice would go all the way to FIFA, with the possibility that Marseille could be expelled from the Champions League, though La Provence have stated that such a punishment is not a possible penalty for this alleged crime.
Marseille are due to pay the first instalment of the deal on Monday, though Remy has already made his debut for them against Girondins de Bordeaux.