Football – Ligue 1 : Le gardien Walter Benitez annonce son départ de l’OGC Nice

A familiar Ligue 1 face is set to leave the French league. At 29, OGC Nice goalkeeper Walter Benitez formalized his departure from the Riviera club, after six years at the Gym. Free at the end of the season, the departure of the Franco-Argentine, who has multiplied high-flying performances this season, was no longer really in doubt.

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He did even less after the announcement on Monday by PSV Eindhoven coach Ruud van Nistelrooy of the goalkeeper’s arrival in the Netherlands. “OGC Nice wishes a lot of success to the one who has been a model on and off the pitch and thanks him from the bottom of his heart.“, shared the French club in a press release paying tribute to its now ex-keeper.

With 186 matches played under the colors of Nice, Walter Benitez will have played in Europe and climbed the ladder, starting in the role of understudy and ending as one of the best goalkeepers in the French championship. Not yet international, one of his announced personal goals, the 29-year-old will leave an important mark in the club that made him grow: “Arrived on tiptoe in 2016, while he was injured, Benitez embodies patience and self-sacrifice. Values ​​that he quickly transmitted to the entire locker room, taking an increasingly important place over the seasons. Club man, family man, Walter will always be Nice“.

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