Zapping Goal! Football club ASSE: top 10 market values of the Greens
Conquered by the performances of Jean-Philippe Krasso in the Coupe de France under the colors of Epinal (N2) last year, Claude Puel had chosen to bet on the former scorer of the Lorient reserve. A failed bet since the attacker played only 6 small matches with the Greens before leaving on loan at Le Mans where he struggles to regain confidence (4 appearances, 0 goal in National 1).
By observing Krasso, ASSE did not particularly flash on his then teammate Mickaël Biron (23 years old), who had meanwhile joined AS Nancy-Lorraine in Ligue 2 … And who shines this season in the elite antechamber (12 goals).
After missing Krasso, ASNL fell back on Biron
In the columns of L’Est Républicain, ASNL coach Jean-Louis Garcia congratulated himself on the Biron coup: “Mickaël Biron, this is a discovery for Eric Martin, who heads our recruitment unit. Eric spotted Mika while going to observe Jean-Philippe Krasso who finally signed in Saint-Etienne. Mika has a totally different profile but that immediately interested me. From the first days of training I found him super interesting. He shows all his sense of goal, he loves balls, he is always in a good position to finish the actions… And yet, he is still very young in pro football, he is learning the trade ”.
Not sure, however, that with the pressure of Forez Mickaël Biron would have done better than Jean-Philippe Krasso if he had joined ASSE rather than Nancy last summer …