Last season, Claude Puel and the leaders of Saint-Etienne had flashed on Jean-Philippe Krasso after a quarter-final of the Coupe de France between Epinal (National 2), where the striker was playing, and ASSE. Scorer that night but also in previous rounds, the player had earned the right to become professional. However, the transition between the fourth echelon and the L1 was a little hard to digest, so much so that he was loaned to Le Mans (N1) in January. But bets of this type carry very little financial risk for clubs in debt like the Greens.
“I want to go play above”
This is what prompted the Saint-Etienne recruitment unit to continue prospecting in the lower divisions. She would have ticked the name of Andrew Jung, 23-year-old striker author of 21 goals and 4 assists with Quevilly-Rouen-Métropole, which he helped to raise in L2. Under contract with Châteauroux, who has just been relegated to National 1, Jung has communicated his objectives to ActuFoot, he who knows he is being followed by Saint-Etienne.
“Everything can be imagined for my future. We know how football is. I still have one year in Châteauroux but I want to play above. We will see, there will be discussions this summer during the transfer window. It’s open, we’ll see the proposals coming in. I’m still good at QRM but QRM can’t buy me, they know it. Me, I want to go play above whether it’s Ligue 1 or Ligue 2, as long as the project is good and the playing time is long. “
– Late Football Club (@LateFootClub) May 11, 2021