AS Saint-Etienne : Gnagnon, the very bad bet of the Greens | ASSE News

In very great difficulty in Ligue 1, Saint-Etienne will certainly be able to count on the winter transfer window to strengthen a fairly poor workforce.

And the very first stone of the Saint-Etienne transfer window has already been laid with the recruitment, free of any contract, of Joris Gnagnon. Problem, as indicated by Pascal Dupraz in a press conference, the former central of Stade Rennais is not really ready to play: “As for Joris Gnagnon, he’s out of shape, he’s not competitive yet. It will take time. His arrival was recorded prior to my coming.”, confided a somewhat disillusioned Dupraz.

Bernard Lions’ doubts about the Greens’ strategy

A recruitment choice that also leaves a certain Bernard Lions perplexed. The journalist from The Team, a confirmed supporter of ASSE, does not really understand the decision to bring in a player who, on paper, may turn out to be excellent, but who is not in good physical condition.

Gnagnon is above all a formidable defender. I saw him start with Rennes. He could bring a lot to the Stéphanois, only under certain conditions. Gnagnon you bring him if he is in an acceptable state of form. If it’s to have my physique, you don’t bring him to AS Saint-Etienne. Gnagnon does not currently have the physical condition of a top-level player. That’s a lack of anticipation. And if Gnagnon is operational when the others return from CAN, I don’t see the point. It will only create problems within the locker room “warned the journalist from L’Equipe.