Nice have confirmed that defender Marlon Santos will return to Barcelona after his two-year loan deal was terminated early.
The Ligue 1 side, who have just named Patrick Vieira as their new manager, confirmed the news on their official website.
Officiel @marlonofficial_ ne sera pas Niçois en 2018-19.https://t.co/UcCjxWmGfs— _GC Nice (@ogcnice) June 14, 2018
Marlon made 27 appearances for the club in all competitions last season as the team finished in eighth place.
The defender has been heavily linked with a move to West Ham United, and the news from Nice suggests he’s set for a permanent move away from Barca this summer.