Burnley X-Files: Nimani on loan to Nantes
Former Clarets loan and 21 year old Monaco striker and winger Frédéric Nimani has joined Ligue 2 outfit Nantes on loan. Nantes finished 15th in Ligue 2 last season.
Clarets fans saw very little of Nimani last season after the club signed him on loan from Monaco during the January 2010 Transfer Window. He signed a five-months loan deal with the Clarets and there was a suggestion that there was also an option to buy the player and pay Monaco 4 million Euros in the summer after the loan spell .
In the event it all fizzled out with Nimani failing to impress and being named on the bench just three times whilst never making the starting eleven. He made his debut away to Bolton coming on as a substitute in the 66th minute. It was clear he was not fully match fit and he struggled to make an impression. He was an unused sub in the next game at home to Chelsea and his last appearance for the Clarets first-team was away to Aston Villa in February this year when he came on from the bench after 70 minutes.
He returned to Monaco in the summer at the end of the 2010-11 season.