"The older I get, the better I feel," says Wesley Sneijder after sealing Nice move

Sport360 staff 17:42 08/08/2017
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Wesley Sneijder

Wesley Sneijder is excited for the challenge of competing for titles with Nice after being presented to the media on Tuesday afternoon.

The 33-year-old Holland international completed his move to the Ligue 1 outfit after passing a medical on Monday.

In a series of tweets on the official OGC Nice account, Sneijder said: “I always found new challenges in my career. I still want to win titles and I came in Nice for that.

“I am very proud. The reception has been great. I’m here to help. I had a good feeling in training. Nice is a very beautiful city, but I came only for the sport.

“I came to Ligue 1 for the team and the style of play the team wants to play. It was an easy decision.”

Sneijder, who is the most-capped player in Dutch history, was without a club following his release from Galatasaray last month.

The midfielder, who was attracting interest from the Los Angeles Galaxy, has opted to move to the south of France, penning an undisclosed contract.

Sneijder left the Turkish club in the summer after four years, ending his contract early by mutual consent.

He said he made his decision to sign after speaking with head coach Lucien Favre and that he feels he is getting sharper with age.

He added: “I know Mario (Balotelli) but to make my choice I talked with the coach, players and management. Here, there is talent and a great state of mind. That’s what attracted me to Nice.

“The older I get, the better I feel.”

He trained with his new team-mates on Monday and will wear the number 10 shirt at the Allianz Riviera.

“I have long played number 10. The coach knows my qualities, and I play everywhere where he asks me in the middle,” Sneijder said.

Meanwhile, Nice have also announced the signing of France Under-20 international Allan Saint-Maximin from Monaco.

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