Algerian attacking midfielder Ryad Boudebouz is the number one target for OGC Nice in the January transfer window. according to French news publication Nice Matin.
Boudebouz, who was once on trial at Manchester United, has struggled for regular playing time since making the move to Real Betis in the summer. Just one La Liga goal in ten appearances has left the 27-year-old very open to moving back to Ligue 1.
Last season saw Boudebouz have a very successful time at Montpellier, with the play-maker scoring and assisting for fun. And now, OGC Nice will reportedly make an offer on loan with an option to buy as they look to potentially replace the outgoing Wesley Sneidjer. With 11 goals last season, he would be a great addition to the squad which is currently in the Europa League.
The move to Andalucia was the first time that Boudebouz played his football outside of France, and saw him link up with international team-mate Aissa Mandi. However, injury problems have left his opportunities limited this campaign.
Boudebouz is renowned for his brilliant delivery from set pieces, often either scoring or assisting from free-kicks. He has two goals in 24 appearances for the Algerian national team, and went to the World Cup in 2010.