July 1, 2022

Ferhat besides Sako and Gnagnon?

Very courted during the last summer transfer window following the descent of the Crocos in Ligue 2, Zinedine Ferhat finally remained at Nîmes Olympique despite an offer from Strasbourg and a last minute approach from Montpellier.

After starting the season late, then playing seven Ligue 2 games, the 28-year-old Algerian international has not played in his club’s last five matches and a departure this winter seems to be a credible scenario six months from the end. of his contract.

Ferhat in Sainté for 6 months?

According to L’Equipe, ASSE would like to relaunch him this winter and has just reconnected with those around him after having already taken an interest in him last summer. If Nîmes should not retain his player, the Greens could only offer a six-month contract to the Algerian international.

Not sure that this would be very interesting for him, especially if other more attractive clubs returned to the charge, such as Montpellier or Strasbourg for example. L’Equipe nonetheless suggests the possibility that Ferhat agrees to come to ASSE for six months in the event that he obtains the guarantee of being able to sign elsewhere afterwards.

Sako and Gnagnon have already signed

While waiting to know if Ferhat will accept this challenge, L’Equipe confirms that Bakary Sako (33 years old) and Joris Gnagnon (24 years old) will officially join ASSE as soon as the winter transfer window opens. The Malian international, free since the summer of 2020 and passed through Saint-Etienne from 2009 to 2012, has been training with the Greens for a month, alternating between the reserve and the pros. According to L’Equipe, Sako pleasantly surprised his former club and agreed to commit to it for six months.

Licensed by Sevilla last September, Gnagnon also arrived in Forez a month ago and has been trying to get back in shape ever since. The former central defender of Rennes would have arrived overweight and still drag the aftereffects of the Covid-19. The Team understands that it could not be operational before March, which should not really suit Pascal Dupraz, who will lose his two central defenders Saïdou Sow and Harold Moukoudi during the CAN.