Mercato: two major players on the emergency departure?

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In a long dossier, L’Équipe explains behind the scenes of the takeover of ASSE. With a question that torments Saint-Etienne supporters: should the club sell beforehand? Not necessarily. The end of the contract of 15 players has thus helped to significantly reduce the wage bill and to resize the provisional budget to the size of the L2 (40 M€).

ASSE should even be able to finish strengthening itself with small purchases of 1 to 2 M€. The €16.5 million from the LFP’s commercial company, the relegation aid (€7 million) and the commitment made to the DNCG on June 14 to sell players for €20 million will also help the club to collect the economic shock of the descent. The Loire club has also already garnered €13 million (+€2 million in bonuses) by selling its midfielder Lucas Gourna-Douath (18) to RB Salzburg.

On the other hand, two departures would not be refused to give themselves a little extra mattress: those of midfielder Adil Aouchiche (20 years old) and striker Denis Bouanga (27 years old) “are expected as soon as possible, explains the sports daily. If they do not go back immediately, the Greens risk finding themselves in great financial difficulty. Selling would then become an emergency. »

to summarize

While rumors of the AS Saint-Étienne takeover are surfacing less than a week before the start of the Ligue 2 championship, Loïc Perrin would be active behind the scenes to exfiltrate two players in the summer transfer window: Bouanga and Aouchiche.

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