Marlon Santos granted Nice permission

Barcelona defender Marlon Santos missed the club’s training session on Tuesday to complete a loan move to French club Nice, it has been confirmed.

The 21-year-old is set to join the Ligue 1 club on a two-year deal although Barca may retain the option of recalling him after the first season.

The Brazilian centre-half started each of the Blaugrana’s last two La Liga fixtures last season against Las Palmas and Eibar but looks set to be on the fringes again this season.

Negotiations with Nice accelerated during the two club’s talks over a move for midfielder Jean Michael Seri – a move which did not come to fruition.

Marlon moved to the Camp Nou on an initial one-year loan deal last summer before making his move permanent this summer.

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