AS Saint-Etienne : Saint-Etienne tries Bafetimbi Gomis! | ASSE News

In search of a scorer to attempt the feat of snatching the maintenance, AS Saint-Etienne could turn to a former member of the house. Even if it looks very complicated…

Left free by the Saudi club Al Hilal, where he still had six months of contract left, the 36-year-old player is on the market and represents a magnificent opportunity for AS Saint-Etienne, which has not failed to come to information.

The one who wore the colors of ASSE (his training club), between 2003 and 2009 (before leaving for Lyon), proved in 2021 that he was still operational, with 33 goals scored, which makes him, the third best French scorer over the calendar year.

Galatasaray and Fenerbahçé better placed

According to our information, he is on track to join Laurent Blanc at the Al Rayyan club (Qatar), but the possible departure of the French coach to OL could call his transfer into question.

The question is, can Saint-Etienne afford what would be a spectacular comeback? In Saudi Arabia, the one that the Stéphanois nicknamed “the panther”, received around 6 million euros per year, which puts him out of reach of ASSE. However, according to our information, Loïc Perrin, who played with him in Saint-Etienne, would have tried an approach, by offering him a system of bonuses to compensate. Galatasaray and Fenerbahçé would have a head start.