ASSE Mercato: As Saint-Etienne prepares to sign Lenny Pintor, the Loire club completed a midfield transfer on Thursday.
ASSE Mercato: Zaydou Youssouf leaves AS Saint-Etienne
The transfer window is accelerating on the side of AS Saint-Etienne which, in parallel with offensive signings, is engaged in a massive downsizing of its workforce. With a view to recording cash inflows and reducing its payroll, Sainté completed a major sale of an undesirable midfielder on Thursday. While the departure of Denis Bouanga is still on stand-by, the Greens have recorded the transfer of Zaydou Youssouf.
As revealed The Team this Thursday, the Franco-Comorian midfielder will engage in the day at the Portuguese club of FC Famalicao. At the end of the contract in June 2023, the 23-year-old player is currently undergoing his medical examination with the last 8th of Liga Bwin and should be formalized in stride. Pushed out by ASSE, especially since the arrival of Laurent Batlles, Youssouf will report 1 million euros to the Loire funds. As a reminder, the former Girondins de Bordeaux player had been sidelined from the last Saint-Etienne training sessions, as were Denis Bouanga and Yvann Maçon. A strong choice of the coach of the Greens as a sanction against the investment proposed by the 3 players against Dijon.
ASSE Mercato: Denis Bouanga will ultimately not go to MLS
Priority of Los Angeles FC this summer, Denis Bouanga has seen his transfer fall apart in recent hours. Despite an offer revised upwards from the American club at the start of the week, Saint-Etienne did not manage to agree to complete the transfer of the Gabonese international. If the Greens asked 4 million euros for their center forward, the LAFC finally preferred to activate a plan B in this position, especially in the face of the MLS transfer window deadline, which ends this Thursday. Always tracked by LOSC or FC Nantes, Bouanga should rather bounce back abroad, especially in Germany, where he had received advances from Borussia M’Gladbach. His departure would be good news for ASSE as well as for the player, who had been suspended for two games plus one suspended, after receiving a red card against Dijon FCO last Saturday.