Ross Barkley was unveiled as a Good participant minutes earlier than their Ligue 1 conflict at dwelling to Monaco.
The midfielder waved to the group on the Allianz Riviera simply six days after leaving Chelsea by mutual consent.
Barkley had beforehand been linked to Southampton, Rangers and Celtic earlier than signing with the Ligue 1 facet.
“A British mix of expertise, method and aggression topped off with character, the 28-year-old has determined to proceed his profession at Le Gymnasium,” learn a membership assertion.
“Although the summer season switch window closed final Thursday night in France, he can be part of the Aiglons as he was out of contract. Welcome Ross!”
Barkley made 100 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions, scoring 12 targets.
Barkley’s finest second on the Blues got here in his substitute look within the 4-1 Europa League ultimate conquer Arsenal in Baku in 2019.
A product of Everton’s academy, the Liverpudlian graduated to the primary staff in 2010 the place he stayed, except mortgage spells to Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds, till signing with the Blues in 2018.
Chelsea agreed a deal to settle the rest of the England midfielder’s contract, permitting the 28-year-old to depart Stamford Bridge as a free agent.
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Barkley made his Premier League debut aged 18, and was called up by England before his 20th birthday.
He has made 33 appearances for the Three Lions, including the 2014 World Cup and the 2019 Nations League, scoring six goals.
Wales international Aaron Ramsey, former Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, ex-Manchester United, Everton and Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and on-loan trio Nicolas Pepe, Joe Bryan and Mads Bech Sorensen are others with Premier League experience who are also currently at Nice.
Nice’s bad start to the season continued as Breel Embolo’s goal saw Monaco run out 1-0 winners. The result leaves Nice in 16th in the French top flight.
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