At the end of his contract with Troyes on June 30, Adil Rami is targeted by Saint-Etienne with a view to next season.
Author of a decent season at Troyes, where he played 17 Ligue 1 games, Adil Rami is still popular on the transfer market. Despite his age (36), the former defender of Sevilla FC and Olympique de Marseille is courted. According to information from L’Equipe, Adil Rami has received a contract extension offer from ESTAC, which would like to keep him for an additional year. But in recent hours, a prestigious French football club has expressed its interest in the 2018 world champion. This is AS Saint-Etienne, freshly relegated to Ligue 2 after its failure in the accession play-off against in Auxerre. To get up and hope for a quick rise in Ligue 1, Saint-Etienne is targeting experienced players and Loïc Perrin has ticked the name of Adil Rami.
To date, Adil Rami has not yet decided the question of his future and allows himself time for reflection. The former OM defender does not want to hang up his boots and unless there is a big surprise, he should continue his career in France. Troyes and Saint-Etienne offer him two great prospects for next season. At ESTAC, Adil Rami is a locker room manager and has largely contributed to keeping the Aube club in Ligue 1, with his leadership and his experience. In the event of signing in Saint-Etienne, he would find a certain Laurent Batlles, whom he knew during the first six months of the season in Troyes. It is precisely the former ESTAC coach who suggested Rami’s name to his management. He would like to be able to count on the experience of the 36-year-old player to supervise the youth of Saint-Etienne next season. Financially and contractually, no details of the ASSE offer have filtered for the moment.