Bamogo in Nice loan

Marseille's Bamogo in Nice loan
By Eurosport

19/07/2007 at 11:48Updated

Marseille striker Habib Bamogo has joined Nice on a season-long loan with an option for a permanent transfer at its conclusion.

Bamogo, 25, was on loan at Celta Vigo for the second half of last season and previously had a temporary spell at Nantes.

"[I am moving] simply because I want to seek feelings of pleasure on the pitch," he told L'Equipe. "Nice contacted me and proposed an interesting challenge.

"I discussed things with coach [Frederic] Antonetti. The talks went well. We were on the same wavelength.

"I did not hesitate for a second in joining Nice."

Frenchman Bamogo has featured for Marseille since joining them from Montpellier in 2004, but as a stand-in striker to stars such as Djibril Cisse, recently-arrived from Liverpool on a permanent deal after his own season loan last year.