Jean-Clair Todibo admits he encouraged William Saliba to return to Nice this season.
The Arsenal defender spent last term on-loan with Nice alongside Todibo, who at the time was on-loan from Barcelona.
Todibo remained with OGCN this season, while Saliba has taken a temporary deal with Olympique Marseille.
The former recalled: "Everyone makes their choices, I wish him the best.
"He's a big boy. But I called him to tell him that the Nice project was very good for him. He chose OM."