all the transfer window rumors of the week
A few weeks before the start of the second season in its history in Ligue 1, Clermont is making a thunderous start to the transfer window. 4 players have already signed, and others could arrive. If you haven’t followed the transfer window news from Clermont Foot this week, we’ve given you a summary.
To hope to remain in the elite a second time, Clermont Foot intended to strengthen during the transfer window. And we can say that the Auvergnats did not pretend, since 4 recruits were made official this week.
On the arrivals side
Clermont struck a blow this week, with several signings. Brazilian left-back Neto Borges arrived free at the club, and signed on Monday for 2 years plus an option. The next day was the goalkeeper of Lausanne this season, Mory Diaw, which has been made official. Trained at PSG, the 28-year-old French porter has signed up for the same period as Neto Borges.
Medhi Zeffane is the third Clermont rookie. The Algerian defender, trained in Lyon, has also signed up for 2 years and an optional year. At the age of 30, and in particular on the list of winners of an African Cup of Nations and a French Cup, the side is a big reinforcement for the Auvergnats. Finally, a fourth name is added, that of Yanis Massolin, 19, from Moulins-Yzeure (National 2). The young midfielder signed up for 3 years.
Another youth should follow, Giovanni Versini. Trained at OM, he would have already signed until 2025 with Clermontwhich will make it official next week according to the newspaper La Montagne.
Finally, the Auvergnats are about to complete another player trained at OL, and not the least: Maxime Gonalons! According to RMC Sport, the former Lyon captain would have offered to his training club which did not follow up. Courted in Ligue 1, he would have chosen Clermont. The formalization should not delay any longer according to the media.
On the departure side
The left side Vital Nsimba could sign for Bordeaux, according to several sources. However, the club was downgraded to National, pending an appeal. However, if he does not sign with the Girondins, he should not stay in Clermont because at the end of the contract and courted by other French clubs.
Another Clermont defender could also leave, but not in France but in Italy! Indeed, according to the Italian newspaper Gazetto Dello Sport, Naples would have registered the name of Cédric Hountondji on a list of replacements for Kalidou Koulibaly, on departure.