In the fight for survival in Ligue 1, FC Nantes will have to deal with other issues that have nothing to do with the field, with five days left in the championship. In particular, the future of Thomas Basila, a 21-year-old central defender trained at the Canaries.
Thomas Basila sidelined at FC Nantes
As soon as he took over from Raymond Domenech, Antoine Kombouare dismissed three players from the professional group of FC Nantes. Thomas Basila, a product of the Nantes training center, is one of these players. At the end of his contract on June 30, the French defender has refused an offer of three years extension from his management. According to sources close to the FCN, Thomas Basila believes he does not have enough guarantees of playing time.
A decision very badly taken by Waldemar Kita, who would have asked his new coach to no longer use the native of Orleans in the professional group. Since then, Thomas Basila has been sent back to the reserves and rarely trains with Antoine Kombouaré’s senior team.
Towards an inevitable departure for Thomas Basila?
Barring a huge last minute turnaround, Basila is heading for a departure at the end of the current season. And he should have no trouble finding a new place to play, since Foot Mercato believes that although FC Utrecht (Holland) and Celtic Glasgow (Scotland) were mentioned as being interested in the player from Nantes, it is finally in Ligue 1 that he could continue his career. Indeed, the sports media reveals that Dijon FCO, Angers SCO, SM Caen, ES Troyes AC and RC Strasbourg are already in negotiations with the entourage of Thomas Basila. Still according to the same source, the club from Angers is the one holding the string in this case.