Faced with the great challenge represented by the rapid rise in Ligue 1, AS Saint-Étienne must make strong choices. Financially, it seems impossible to keep the workforce in the current state, but it must not collapse in terms of quality either. After the departure of Khazri in particular, another strong element could set sail, while a new recruit could join Saint-Étienne shortly.
What can ASSE expect for the coming season? Difficult to be positive for the Greens at the end of such a Ligue 1 season, concluded by a descent into Ligue 2 at the end of the suspense against Auxerre. Nevertheless, while the dice are cast regarding the ranking, they are not concerning the workforce that awaits the Greens in a few weeks. In the direction of departures, everything could quickly move forward, while arrivals could also begin.
A striker for a midfielder?
Over the past few days, rumors have swirled around ASSE. Since the question of wages could quickly become a problem, the future of Adil Aouchiche could soon be written far from France. According to information confirmed by RMC Sport, Feyenoord would be very interested in signing the young French midfielder. His salary is estimated at nearly 5 million eurosa transfer could be beneficial for both parties.
Moreover, in the direction of arrivals, the departure of Khazri seems to have given ideas of recruits to the leaders of Saint-Etienne. Whether the name of Nicolas De Préville had already been mentioned during the week, the player seems to have given priority to ASSE. On the side of the old messin, competing with his former club would not be a problem, while a return to Lorraine would not be under consideration either. However, Mohamed Toubache Ter, familiar with the matter, has already specified that De Préville would not be the number 1 choice of Saint-Étienne in case of purchase at this item.
If everything is not yet complete for the hosts of the Cauldron, the priorities are taking shape, and the lines could very soon move again.