May 13, 2022

Mercato: Dupraz gives up on 3 attackers and has a new priority

Zapping But! Football Club AS Saint-Etienne: The question of the week

ASSE did not perform a miracle on Friday at Groupama Stadium. Faced with a rather unremarkable OL team, the Greens lost on a penalty from Moussa Dembélé (0-1) and remain stuck in last place in the L1 standings. Everything is not to throw away from the performance of the men of Pascal Dupraz, who displayed a good state of mind despite the absences of the moment. Nevertheless, the result is limited and an attack reinforcement has become an emergency.

“With the signing of Mangala, we need one more striker. This is what we want, as well as one more player to reach the five recruits. We need less reluctance and more weapons. With more weapons, I would have clearer ideas, explained Dupraz at a press conference. A slightly more playful Sainté would have put the Lyonnais in more difficulty. We have to move on, the boys don’t give up. Our content must be better to score points and get out of 20th place. »

Among the tracks dug by ASSE in attack, the Greens can cross out the name of Jean-Philippe Mateta after that of Ercan Kara, who should go to Orlando in MLS. According to RMC Sport, Mateta should not join Forez either. His Crystal Palace club explained to him that he was counting on him finally for this end of the season and that he would therefore like to keep him. ASSE also has an eye on Serhou Guirassy but the Saint-Etienne leaders are under no illusions about the player who revived last weekend with a double against Bordeaux. The Vedat Muriqi file (Lazio Rome, 27) is now prioritized by the Greens.

to summarize

Anxious to strengthen his workforce at ASSE by the end of the winter transfer window on January 31, Pascal Dupraz absolutely wants to recruit a center forward. Several tracks already seem doomed to failure.