August 29, 2019
Welcome Alexis !
OGC Nice and FC Lorient have agreed terms for the transfer of Alexis Claude-Maurice. After arriving on the Côte d’Azur on Tuesday, the 21-year-old midfielder passed his medical and signed his new contract with Les Rouge et Noir on Thursday.
After Kasper Dolberg, he is the second attacking recruit for Le Gym’s 2019-20 campaign. And like the Great Dane, ‘ACM’ experienced his first derby at Allianz Riviera as a supporter, watching from the stands.
A creative midfielder, capable of playing in a wide role, in between the lines and in front of goal Claude-Maurice is a product of the FC Lorient youth academy. A France youth international, the player who hails from Noisy-le-Grand, is coming off two great seasons with Les Merlus. In the 2018-19 campaign, he made 35 appearances in Ligue 2, scoring 14 goals and providing four assists. These statistics, coupled with his quality all-round performances saw him named in last term’s Ligue 2 Team of the Year.
After establishing his name in the second tier, Claude-Maurice can now get his first experience of France’s top flight with Le Gym. It’s the next logical step for this up-and-coming playmaker who, in total, made 57 Ligue 2 appearances, scoring 18 goals and providing five assists.