Moussa Wague: Why I ditched Barcelona for Nice
Moussa Wague: Why I ditched Barcelona for Nice
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Moussa Wague: Why I ditched Barcelona for Nice

Senegalese defender Moussa Wague has revealed the reasons he chose French club OGC Nice when he was leaving Barcelona in January.

The right-back had found playing time scarce at Barcelona and decided to move away from Spain in search of first-team opportunities. 

In his first press conference since moving to French Riviera, Wague said that a conversation with his compatriot Racine Coly convinced him to join Nice.

“There were other clubs interested, but Nice is a good team. I made the right choice to join the team. Racine Coly is my friend, he spoke to me a lot about the club," he said.

Nice has been looking fora right back to fill the void led by the injuredYoucef Atal. And in Wague they have found a young and talented backup. 

Youngest scorer

Wagué was part of the Senegal U20s that finished fourth at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He made his senior international debut in a friendly 1–1 tie with Nigeria on 23 March 2017.

In June 2018 Wagué was named in Senegal's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He became the youngest African goalscorer in World Cup history when he scored in Senegal's match against Japan.

Wagué represented Senegal in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. He participated in the first two group stage games and the semifinal match for a Senegal squad that reached the tournament final.


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