Sometimes you see a transfer rumour that seems so bizarre that there has to be an element of truth to it. Today in French newspaper Midi Libre, the ex-Rangers striker Kris Boyd was linked with a move to the south of France with Ligue 2 side Nimes.
While the British press are heavily linking the forward with a move within Scottish football, Nimes president Jean-Marc Conrad revealed that his club were not far from reaching an agreement with the former Scotland international.
Rangers had been linked with making a move to bring the 30-year-old striker back to Ibrox, but in the end they decided not to pursue the move.
In what has been a storied career, wherever Boyd has played he has scored goals. He started at Kilmarnock with 63 goals in 153 games, which rewarded him with a move to Rangers where he scored a magnificent 101 goals in 143 games over a four year spell.
His career would then take him to Middleborough, Nottingham Forest, Eskisehirspor and MLS side Portland Timbers. Turkish side Eskisehirspor is the only club he never managed to score for, but he did only play two games.
He returned to the SPFL last year and recovered his goal-scoring spark, with 25 goals in 43 games. Showing that he can still find the back of the net at any level.
That is what is attracting Nimes to the centre-forward. Conrad described Boyd as a “true scorer, a real goal-scorer”. He is certain that if he can convince Boyd to sign for the second division club then they will have a centre-forward that will play in the spirit the club wants for next season.
Conrad is targeting players from Spain and is also confident of making two signings from Ligue 1. Nimes look serious in their ambitions to make the jump from Ligue 2 to the top-flight and Boyd is the man they think can lead them to glory.
In Scotland, both Aberdeen and Dundee United have been heavily linked with a move for Boyd. His adventures around the world may have opened his eyes to making another venture towards Europe. Perhaps he would like to stay home in Scotland.
Who wouldn’t fancy a couple of seasons in the south of France though? Boyd certainly isn’t without his options.