It’s been a long time. But given the current catastrophic results and the finances of the Saint-Etienne club, in the same state, it seems logical that the rumor of the arrival of a possible investor in ASSE is gaining momentum. This time, and it is a notable difference, no more or less vague remarks, nor of American mystery, which had moreover caused a trip (and an internship) of the first team more than a year in the United States to prepare for a disastrous season (the last).
As specified on the Gulftoday site, based in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Bernard Caïazzo, one of the two strong men of ASSE, was indeed received by Saeed Hareb, secretary general of the Dubai Sports Council (DSC). As the site adds, representatives of DSC and this same Caiazzo discussed mutual cooperation and investment opportunities.
Be careful, however, we do not know, precisely, if Caïazzo was on assignment for several Ligue 1 clubs, via the union he heads (Premier League) or if he was acting exclusively on behalf of the Saint-Etienne club. Gulftoday clearly evokes ASSE, and its history, but also wishes to clarify that “Caiazzo is also president of the Premier League union which brings together the vast majority of Ligue 1 clubs and focuses on the modernization of French football and the improvement of its competitiveness. “
The Dubai Sports Council discussed means of cooperation and investment opportunity with Saint-Etienne, one of the oldest and most famous French professional clubs.
This came during the reception by HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council, of Bernard Caiazzo pic.twitter.com/R7Kdkq293G
– Dubai Sports Council (@DubaiSC) November 26, 2020