AS Saint-Etienne : Loïc Perrin explains why Diego Costa did not sign | ASSE News

AS Saint-Etienne is living one of the most complicated seasons in its history. The Greens are stuck in last place in the championship, with only 15 points and 19 goals scored in 22 matches. The Stéphanois were obliged to recruit at the forefront during the winter transfer market if they wanted to maintain a chance of survival. If Enzo Crivelli, former Caen player, arrived on loan from Turkey, it is a completely different attacker who has caused ink to flow in Forez in recent days.

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Indeed, the Spanish-Brazilian goleador, Diego Costa would have been proposed to the leaders of ASSE. However, bringing in a star from the former Chelsea and Atletico Madrid player’s pedigree comes at a high cost, as Loïc Perrin, the club’s coordinator, explained in an interview for The Team : “We got information from quite a few intermediaries. They offered it to us for 100,000 euros (gross per month, editor’s note). A relative knew his brother, whom I had live. Those weren’t the real numbers. It was twice as much, with a maintenance bonus. As he already had a written offer from another club, we didn’t go any further. It’s not easy to bring a real star back into a locker room. It is also necessary to take care of its balance. Beyond the sporting aspect, it would have been necessary to analyze all this.