AS Saint-Etienne : Diony leaves Ligue 1 and goes into exile in Serbia | ASSE News

We won’t see Lois Diony in Ligue 1 this season. The former striker ASSE left Angers SCO and signed with theBelgrade Red Star in Serbia, in order to relaunch his failed career.

ASSE: Lois Diony tries to go abroad

A season after leaving ASSE to join Angers SCO, Lois Diony left Ligue 1. He was loaned by SCO to theBelgrade Red Star. The Serbian club have formalized the signing of the French center-forward. This is on a one-season loan with the possibility of transfer. “Lois Diony is a new player for the Red Star! The 28-year-old French center-forward arrives on loan with an option to buy ”, the club said via its Twitter account, with supporting photos.

Struggling in the championship since his transfer from Dijon FCO to AS Saint-Étienne in July 2017, Loïs Diony joined an exotic championship in an attempt to revive. It must be said that Red Star Belgrade is the most successful club in Serbia. As for Angers SCO, he must bring in some money during this summer transfer window to balance his books. The DNCG has pronounced “The demotion to the League 2 BKT Championship” for the Sporting Club de l’Ouest, when he passed the financial policeman of the LFP.

Biggest transfer of Sainté and a failure

For the record, Lois Diony remains the biggest transfer in ASSE history. He was recruited at DFCO in the summer of 2017, for an amount of € 10 million including bonus. He caught the eye of Saint-Etienne thanks to his performances with the Burgundy club during the 2016-2017 financial year. He had scored 11 goals and delivered 9 assists in 35 Ligue 1 games played.

In lack of success with the Greens, the native of Mont-de-Marsan had been loaned to Bristol City in English D2, between January and May 2018. In England, he had played 7 ends of matches with The Robins, without finding the way goals. Loïs Diony’s record at ASSE is 9 goals and 4 assists in 65 games played in all competitions. In Angers, the 28-year-old took part in 36 games last season, with 5 goals scored and 2 assists offered.