Wahbi Khazri is expected to leave ASSE in the coming days. Lacking playing time for the Greens, the former Bastiais should join Turkey. A huge mistake for Saint-Etienne according to Denis Balbir.
“Like it or not, this first victory in Ligue 1 is also Puel’s. He puts things in place, the uncertainties are less and less. We saw against Lorient, a very interesting mix of carefree and experience. (…) About Khazri, I still don’t change my mind: he’s a great player. Who has against him having been below his true level in recent months and who has an unfortunate propensity to collect yellow cards by contesting every arbitration decision. I am all for him to stay at ASSE this season, the team need him and I am convinced his departure would be a loss. But as long as Khazri has real market value and the leaders want to save money, I find it hard to see how he could stay in Sainté. However, I hope that his transfer, if there is a transfer, will serve to recruit another tip. The Greens can not do without a strong attacking element, it is currently too tender in front, “said the former commentator of the M6 group.