Kasper Schmeichel 'arrived at Nice overweight and is annoying dressing-room by breaking club rules' | The Sun

KASPER SCHMEICHEL has not made a good impression in his first few weeks at Nice, according to reports.

The goalkeeper, 35, joined the French side in the summer following 12 years at Leicester.

He built a reputation as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League but he is not finding life in Ligue 1 as easy.

Schmeichel was left out of Nice's first game of the season and has now been dropped again after starting six matches in a row.

But according to RMC Sport the Dane's downfall has partly been his own doing as he arrived on the French riviera with a "very high" body fat percentage.

He has also reportedly wound up his team-mates by breaking club rules including turning up to meetings late and not sticking to mandated rest days.

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Schmeichel is also reported to have undermined manager Lucien Favre by going over his head to speak to owner Jim Ratcliffe about playing in the first game of the season.

Favre instead opted for on-loan shot-stopper Marcin Bulka and it appears the Swiss is not happy the club signed several Prem cast-offs this summer.

Along with Schmeichel former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey joined on a free, as did ex-Chelsea star Ross Barkley.

Nice also signed Gunners star Nicolas Pepe on loan while Joe Bryan and Mads Bech Pedersen arrived on loan from Fulham and Brentford respectively.

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But the French side have struggled with just two wins in eight games, leaving them 13th in Ligue Un.

Favre is under pressure because of that and former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is being tipped to take over.

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