Foot – Mercato – ASSE
This Tuesday, the leaders of Saint-Etienne are said to have planned to meet with the KPMG firm in order to take stock of the sales file. Roland Romeyer hopes to select one or more candidates and complete this operation before the end of the year.
April 14, in an open letter ” to those who love ASSE so much “, Roland romeyer and Bernard Caiazzo formalized their desire to sell the Saint-Etienne club. Present in Forez since 2004, the two strong men of Greens are ready to hand over to a shareholder who ” has the adequate means to grow the club, guarantee employment and perpetuate its identity »According to the words of Caíazzo. Several files arrived on the cabinet table KPMG, mandated by Saint-Etienne decision-makers to select the best candidates. As announced by 10Sport.com exclusively on June 16, an Asian investment fund based in Europe was ready to put € 100m to buy the club and take on its debt. CEO of Markal, one of the sponsors ofASSE, Olivier Markarian has also positioned itself and would be favored by Roland romeyer. But in recent hours, an unexpected actor has interfered in this matter and is starting to make noise.
“It is true that I officially applied for the resumption of AS Saint-Etienne”
Last Saturday, the Parisian announced that a Cambodian Prince was willing to spend € 100M to buy back theASSE. Interest confirmed on Tuesday by the main interested party, Norodom Ravichak, who spent his childhood in France. ” It is true that I officially applied for the resumption of AS Saint-Etienne. I am passionate about football and I grew up getting excited for the French league and of course for the France team. This is how I have always had a special affection for ASSE, which occupies a special place among the very big clubs in France. Thanks to my various business networks, I was able to meet personalities from the world of football and gradually learn about the sale of ASSE a few months ago »He confided in an interview with RFI. Ravichak then detailed his project and his ambitions at the head of theASSE : “ My goal today is to take care of Saint Etienne and all those who work to restore this club to its rightful place in French and European football. I want to invest myself in this project for the long term, accompanied by strong partners whom I will present when the time comes. If we come to an understanding, I will provide sufficient means to achieve these ambitions and allow Saint Etienne to regain its splendor “.
A decisive meeting this Tuesday?
This Tuesday, the leaders of Saint-Etienne are said to have planned to meet the cabinet KPMG in order to take stock of the situation according to information from The team. At the end of this meeting, one or more files could be selected. Present at a press conference this Tuesday, Claude Puel did not escape the questions about the sale of theASSE, but the technician did not wish to dwell on the subject: ” I don’t expect anything from the sale. We have no control over the schedule. I leave that outside the group. Thinking of that would mean we wouldn’t be in the action “. Nevertheless, Roland romeyer said he hoped to complete this file before the end of 2021: ” The problem with the sale of the club is that it is not a grocery store… We announced in April, the two shareholders, that the club was being sold for a succession problem and to allow the club to -to be one day to compete with those who are very rich (…) We will get there, I would like it to be done before the end of this first part of the season “. It remains to be seen whether the candidacy of the Prince of Cambodia will have caught the attention of officials from Saint-Etienne.