Red lantern of Ligue 1 and lessened by the departure to the CAN of several players, Saint-Etienne still wants to strengthen in the transfer window.
After recruiting Bakary Sako, Sada Thioub and Paul Bernardoni, the Saint-Etienne club would like to recruit one or two reinforcements in defense. It must be said that this sector of play is particularly decimated because of the African Cup of Nations with the temporary departures of Saïdou Sow and Harold Moukoudi. Thus, according to information from RMC Sport, the Saint-Etienne club tried the coup with FC Nantes to recruit Sébastien Corchia. Far from being an indisputable holder in the eyes of his trainer Antoine Kombouaré in Loire-Atlantique, the former Sevilla FC player would not have hurt Stéphanois. With its quality of center, its experience and its reliability, it would have quickly established itself as a potential holder in Forez.
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But while Nantes was open to his departure, Sébastien Corchia very quickly closed the door to a transfer to Saint-Etienne. Indeed, the radio indicates that the former French international has not followed up on the interest of the Greens, 20th in Ligue 1. Under contract with Nantes until June 2023, Sébastien Corchia clearly did not wish to take the risk of joining a team likely to descend to Ligue 2 at the end of the season while Nantes for its part is firmly established in the first part of the standings. This is the second rake in a short time for ASSE, which suffered the refusal of the Algerian international Youcef Belaïli a few days ago. At the same time, Saint-Etienne continues to be active on the transfer market to strengthen in all areas of the game. According to information from Walfoot, Julien Ngoy, at the end of his contract at the end of the season, is thus tracked by the ace. The KAS Eupen striker (55 games, 10 goals) is able to play at the forefront of the attack or on the right side and would be in the background of the Saint-Etienne recruiting cell.