The Stéphanois transfer window is racing in the direction of departures. If Lucas Gourna-Douath is very close to Red Bull Salzburg, Adil Aouchiche would also be in discussions with another big foreign team… Enough to weaken ASSE but fill the coffers…
The information fell yesterday and could be confirmed in the hours to come. While Lucas Gourna-Douath is leaving for Red Bull Salzburg in exchange for the sum of 15 million euros plus certainly some bonuses or a percentage on resale, it is Adil Aouchiche’s turn to make people talk about him.
As we know, the young player snatched from PSG by Claude Puel in the summer of 2020 did not hide his desire to discover another challenge after two complicated years in St-Etienne. First installed as a holder of the game by Puel, his playing time was then greatly reduced due to performances that were not always convincing. He explained a few weeks ago what had prompted him to sign in Green: “There were a lot of clubs on me, I was spoiled for choice. Saint-Etienne is the legendary club that made me want to come and fight for him. The coach also contributed greatly when I came. He did everything for me to come. Puel gave me a lot of confidence. He made me play and really weighed in my choice. The club has trusted me since the start […] I saw myself with the green jersey, I imagined myself as green. The leaders have shown me great confidence. I was a star rookie of the summer so that pushed me to sign.”
A salary of 100,000 euros in Ligue 2!
One who defines himself as “an attacking midfielder or a relay midfielder who has a very good vision of the game, good technical quality, good passing and shooting quality. A relay midfielder who projects a lot and wants statistics” will perhaps have the opportunity to show his qualities in another jersey in the days or weeks to come.
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Indeed, Dutch club Feyenoord Rotterdam are hoping to sign Adil Aouchiche, according to 1908.nl. The 19-year-old midfielder is seen in Rotterdam as Guus Til’s successor. Aouchiche would also be interested in a transfer to Feyenoord according to information from the media.
Still under contract with the Greens until June 2023, the young man from Saint-Etienne could bring in a good sum, as long as ASSE maneuvers well… If the Transfermarkt site assesses his value at 6 million euros, he would not be surprising that the club from Saint-Etienne asks for an incentive on resale to let go of its young nugget. Statistically, for a player who will turn 20 in two days, Adil Aouchiche offers quite acceptable figures. At St-Etienne, he scored 2 goals for 10 assists. The potential is there and there is no doubt that he will be able to assert his qualities in a club that trusts young players.
Let’s not forget also that ASSE will want to recoup its costs after paying 4 million euros in signing bonus when Aouchiche arrived. The club also granted him a very comfortable salary for a player who had not yet proven anything before arriving in Forez. Indeed, if Aouchiche received €80,000 the first year, he received €90,000 last season and €100,000 this season in Ligue 2… A departure remains essential!
Aouchiche, who has 48 international matches with the France team (22 goals) could therefore leave the Saint-Etienne ship very quickly if Rotterdam’s interest is confirmed and materializes in a firm offer…