AS Saint-Etienne : ASSE: Saint-Etienne wants to drop the Aouchiche flop! | ASSE News

After having massively recruited, Saint-Etienne could part with one or two undesirable elements at the end of the transfer window.

Bakary Sako, Joris Gnagnon, Eliaquim Mangala, Sada Thioub or even Paul Bernardoni have joined Saint-Etienne to try to save the club, the current red lantern in the French championship. But in the last straight line of the transfer window, ASSE could also separate from certain undesirables in order to reduce its payroll. This is the case of Assane Diousse or Maxence Rivera. But according to information from L’Equipe, another player will not be retained by Loïc Perrin, sports coordinator of the Greens. And this is a surprise since the national daily considers possible the departure of Adil Aouchiche, judged as a great hope of French football when he signed for Saint-Etienne from PSG in 2020.

Perrin pushes for a departure from Aouchiche

At the time, Paris Saint-Germain had fought to keep their player and get him to sign his first professional contract. But in the summer of 2020, Adil Aouchiche, like Tanguy Kouassi, made the decision to leave PSG where he feared his playing time was too low. By leaving for Saint-Etienne, Adil Aouchiche obtained what he was looking for, namely a starting place in Ligue 1. However, the 19-year-old attacking midfielder did not confirm the hopes placed in him. With two small goals in 57 games in the colors of Saint-Etienne, Adil Aouchiche has disappointed to the point that the new management of AS Saint-Etienne will not oppose his departure. Coach Pascal Dupraz, who replaced Claude Puel a few weeks ago, will not make a big deal either in the event of the surprise departure of Adil Aouchiche, who looks more and more like a flop at Saint-Etienne. It now remains to be seen whether the player trained at PSG will be solicited during this winter transfer window, which does not necessarily flow from sources in view of his performances for a year and a half.