What a nice welcome! Ross Barkley signs for the Ligue 1 club and is revealed at half-time of their loss to Monaco as he joins fellow ex-Premier League stars Aaron Ramsey and Kasper Schmeichel in France after their contract was terminated by Chelsea
- Ross Barkley signed for Nice on a free transfer after leaving Chelsea
- The 28-year-old is said to have received £7million after his contract payment
- Barkley joins Aaron Ramsey, Kasper Schmeichel and Joe Bryan at Nice
Ross Barkley has signed for French club Nice.
The 28-year-old former England international was a free agent after Chelsea paid his contract last week, Barkley reportedly receiving around £7m.
Barkley, who had also held talks with Southampton, was introduced to Nice fans on Sunday night ahead of their game against Monaco.
Ross Barkley has joined Nice on a free transfer following his recent departure from Chelsea
Nice signed Aaron Ramsey in the summer as well as Kasper Schmeichel and Fulham full-back Joe Bryan. Nicolas Pepe has also been loaned out by Arsenal.
Barkley received the No.11 shirt at Nice, which came into the game against Monaco in 14th place in Ligue 1.
Barkley was unveiled to Nice supporters ahead of the home game against Monaco
Former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be one of Barkley’s new teammates at Nice
An Everton academy product, Barkley was extremely highly rated as a youngster and made 179 appearances for the Toffees, scoring 27 goals.
A move to Chelsea followed in 2018, but Barkley struggled to hold down a regular starting spot for the Blues.
In total, he has scored 12 times in 100 games for Chelsea.
Barkley hopes the move to Nice will allow him to get regular playing time and consistent performance.
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