Active at the start of the transfer window with the signatures of Sako, Thioub or even Bernardoni, Saint-Etienne is struggling to complete new arrivals.
Pascal Dupraz is awaiting further reinforcements, especially in the offensive sector. Jean-Philippe Mateta is hoped for but for the time being, the loan of the Crystal Palace striker is still not finalized. As an attacking midfielder, the Greens have also tried to recruit Youcef Belaïli, free since the termination of his contract with Qatar SC. But in an interview with the Algerian site Competition, Belaïli’s father and agent said he had refused an offer from Saint-Etienne. The Belaïli clan is justified by explaining that ASSE was not able to offer a contract of more than six months to the Algerian international due to the uncertainty surrounding the club’s retention in Ligue 1.
Krasso sacrificed to relaunch the transfer window?
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“Indeed, Saint-Étienne is interested in its services. It is a legendary club in France, although it has been on the decline in recent years. We rejected the offer from the outset, because Saint-Étienne wanted to hire him for a contract of only 6 months with one objective, that of saving the club from relegation to L2. Once this objective has been reached, your contract will be extended; or conditions that do not suit us “ launched the father and agent of Youcef Belaïli to the Algerian media. The Saint-Etienne transfer window could nevertheless get carried away in the coming days, especially if ASSE manages to complete a few departures in order to give itself a little more air financially. At this level, the departure of Jean-Philippe Krasso is in the pipeline. According to information from Progress, the Saint-Etienne striker could bounce back to Ajaccio, who positioned himself to welcome him as soon as possible. Valenciennes, where Mathieu Debuchy is playing this season, is also in the running. In the departures direction, Ignacio Ramirez is also close to the exit.