Goodbye Mateta, ASSE is aiming for a Serie A goalscorer!

While the Mateta file lags more and more, AS Saint-Etienne does not procrastinate and continues to work on the recruitment of a center forward. Stéphane’s eyes are now on Serie A and Sassuolo, where a prolific Senegalese scorer awaits them.

Who are the best … in attack? Certainly not the Greens. ASSE is struggling to score goals this season. With 17 goals, only Lorient is worse than the Stéphanois in Ligue 1. And when we know that seven of these goals were scored by Wahbi Khazri currently at CAN, we can be worried about the Greens. To save themselves from relegation, the Greens know they must have a good finisher. It could be Jean-Philippe Mateta but the French striker from Crystal Palace is long overdue in Forez. First very close to arriving in Saint-Etienne, he seems to be regaining form in recent weeks as well as the confidence of Patrick Vieira. He especially attracted other clubs, richer than the Greens, complicating the chances of Stéphanois in the file.

Khouma Babacar, the good plan of the Greens?

The ASSE is therefore obliged to look for a plan B and could have found it in Italy. Specifically in Sassuolo with Senegalese striker Khouma Babacar. The 28-year-old is out of coach Alessio Dionisi’s plans and has just returned from a loan at Alanyaspor, Turkey. The former Fiorentina center-forward has performed there with 18 goals in 45 games and has logically attracted Stéphane’s leaders, according to Italian journalist Gianluigi Longari.

« The interest in #Sassuolo of Saint-Etienne for Khouma El Hadji #Babacar. The French team would like to be able to count on the striker who has just returned from # Alanyaspor. @tvdellosport “, He posted on his Twitter account. An interesting case for the Greens who would probably seek a loan from the Italian club. Babacar is an efficient axial striker who can however also evolve on the left flank as on the right flank. Above all, it could be the good plan that ASSE has been dreaming of since early January for its attack.

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