ASSE: two major players will have to leave

While Bernard Caïazzo and Roland Romeyer are still looking to sell AS Saint-Etienne, two important new players could leave the club, despite the sale of Lucas Gourna-Douath.


If the Girondins de Bordeaux are not yet completely fixed on their fate, AS Saint-Etienne for its part will indeed evolve in Ligue 2 next season. Despite this descent into the second division, the supporters of the Greens could have hope. Indeed, the club was about to be sold, before negotiations with David Blitzer stopped.

Romeyer told the Progress that the American businessman had ” submitted no firm offer within the deadlines to which it had committed. » The Team gives an update on this file, and indicates that Blitzer would not be against resuming negotiations, but that he could also try to buy RC Lens. The Sang et Or have mandated the Lazard bank to open its capital to a minority investor, an option that would not completely satisfy the businessman, who is still studying the question.

Aouchiche and Bouanga towards the exit

In the meantime, the Greens are forced to sell some of their players during this summer transfer window. Lucas Gourna-Douath has already packed his bags and signed up with RB Leipzig for 15 million euros including bonus. 15 elements, including high earners like Ryad Boudebouz and Wahbi Khazri, have seen their contracts come to an end, which has freed up the payroll, but other departures are expected.

The Team indicates that two important elements, Adil Aouchiche and Denis Bouanga, will leave the club. ASSE would also seek to part with it as quickly as possible. In the direction of arrivals, Briançon, Giraudon, Chambost, Lobry and Cafaro have joined the workforce of new coach Laurent Battles. The Greens are therefore on all fronts, the sale of the club could accelerate in the coming weeks, the contract with the firm KPMG ending on September 1st. Two new suitors, from the United States and Canada, would also have come to the information.

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