Sneijder reaches "agreement in principle" to join Nice

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Sneijder reaches "agreement in principle" to join Nice

Sneijder agrees to join Nice

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33-year-old Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder is to have a medical with Nice on Monday ahead of a move to the Ligue 1 outfit.

Wesley Sneijder is set to become the latest star name to sign for ambitious Ligue 1 outfit Nice after the two parties reached an agreement on Sunday.

Unfashionable Nice have made a habit of signing top class talent over the last few seasons, with France international Hatem Ben Arfa, Italian striker Mario Balotelli, Brazilian centre-back Dante and Morocco playmaker Younes Belhanda all joining over the past two years.

Sneijder to have medical before signing one-year contract

Now, 33-year-old Dutch international Sneijder, who won the Champions League with Inter Milan in 2010, is to sign a one-year deal with an option for another year, according to a club source.

On Sunday evening, Nice posted on Twitter to say they had come to an "agreement in principle" with the former Real Madrid and Ajax star.

They also published a photograph of the player at their club offices and an emoji of two shaking hands.

Sneijder, who arrived in Nice at 17:00 CEST, will undergo a medical on Monday and could put pen to paper later in the day.

The attacking midfielder, who played in the 2010 World Cup final for the Netherlands and has won league titles in four countries, was released by Galatasaray at the end of last season, meaning he is available for free.

Nice signed Ben Arfa from Newcastle United in 2015, with the talented playmaker helping them qualify for the Europa League before moving to Paris Saint-Germain.

Nice followed that up a year ago by bringing in Balotelli - who won the Champions League alongside Sneijder at Inter - Dante and Belhanda.

The latter left to return to Dynamo Kiev, from where he'd been on loan, before signing for Galatasaray - replacing Sneijder.

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Nice finished third in Ligue 1 last season and face a two-legged play-off against Napoli later this month to qualify for the Champions League group stage

On Saturday, they lost their opening league match of the season 1-0 to Saint-Etienne.

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