An experienced Ligue 2 defender approaching?

With the arrival of new coach Laurent Battles, the major transfer window project can begin in Saint-Étienne. To find the elite, the Greens intend to build a workforce based on experience, and a first recruit of this caliber could soon arrive: Anthony Briançon.

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More than a week after relegation to Ligue 2 and a lost play-off against Auxerre, AS Saint-Étienne is already focusing on next season, with a well-defined objective: to return to the top flight from the first season in the second division. . For it, the Stéphanois have already found their new coach Laurent Battles, and are already starting to activate leads for recruits. With many players at the end of their contract and sales to be expected, the workforce will change dramatically this summer. Among the possible arrivals, we are talking about a defender who knows Ligue 2 very well: Anthony Briançon from Nîmes.

Laurent Battles has already tried his luck

At the end of the contract, the 27-year-old French defender will not extend with the Gard club, and ASSE would be very interested in the profile. Loïc Perrin and other leaders would closely follow the file. With 130 matches on the clock in Ligue 2, and a rise, Anthony Briançon would fit perfectly into the plans of Saint-Etienne. In addition, the Nîmes defender had been one of the targets of Troyes last year, trained by a certain Laurent Battles!

Indeed, when he had just raised the Trojan club to the top flight, the new green coach had tried to bring him and Renaud Ripart, who were going down with Nîmes in Ligue 2. But the Nîmes defender preferred to honor his last year of contract with the Crocodiles. Taulier of the defense of his club for a few seasons, he has played very little this year, because of a serious knee injury (4 Ligue 2 games for 1 goal). If he were to sign with the Greens, as he had been tipped for a few weeks, however, he might not immediately be favored by the supporters, he who spent 3 seasons with young people in Lyon.

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