The rivalry between Niçois and Monegasques does not only take place on the ground. On the transfer market, the two neighboring clubs are also battling, often on the same issues.
The fight had already been tough this summer. When Nice managed to afford Calvin Stengs, Monaco brought in Myron Boadu. Since the arrival of the Ineos group, the people of Nice have entered a new financial dimension. And in terms of sport, the investments paid off since OGC Nice is 4th with 4 points ahead of Monaco after 18 days. The two clubs must be on the verge of fighting a new battle in the transfer market.
And the targeted player is called Gilson Tavares. The striker who will celebrate his 20 years on December 29 is currently playing with the reserve of Estoril Praia. Arrived in July 2020, the Cape Verdean is 4 goals in 6 games this season. Called 3 times in the first team, he has not yet had the opportunity to return. Since October 20, 2020, Gilson Tavares, by his nickname Benchimol, is also international. He now has 5 selection with Cape Verde. Under contract until June 2024, he could well leave Portugal this winter. Because Nice and Monaco are not only interested, but it is said that the two clubs have each made an offer. The amount and details are not yet known, but given the philosophy of the Niçois and Monegasques, it seems unlikely that the offer is for a loan. It remains to be seen whether Estoril Praia club are inclined to sell their young player.