Monnet-Paquet justifies his failed departure from LOSC


Former ASSE striker Kévin Monnet-Paquet has returned to his refusal to join LOSC. A choice of the heart for the former Saint-Etienne.

AS Saint-Étienne have recorded significant departures during the last two summer transfer windows. Executives at the end of their contract have indeed left ASSE. This summer, the Loire club sold some like Wahbi Khazri, Romain Hamouma, Timothée Kolodziejczak or even Denis Bouanga. Only the last city was not out of contract with the Greens. The Gabonese went to continue his career in MLS, on the side of LOS Angeles FC. A year earlier, Saint-Étienne recorded the departure of elements like Mathieu Débuchy or Kevin Monnet-Paquet. The two men did not see their contracts extended and left Forez. As for the former Stéphanois striker, he signed up with the Cypriots of Aris Limassol. Asked by 90 Soccerhe returned to a strong choice of his career.

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In his release, the former member of Saint-Étienne revealed why he had failed Lille OSC. Trained at RC Lens, LOSC’s great rival, the now 34-year-old striker did not see himself wearing the enemy’s jersey. Failing to join the Dogues, Kevin Monnet-Paquet opted for a transfer to FC Lorient. He defended the colors of Merlus from 2010 to 2014, including one season on loan, before settling down at ASSE.

“I did not see myself going to play there. With all due respect to LOSC, I trained at Lens, I immersed myself in the club. I couldn’t see myself playing there. », explained the former striker of the Greens. Which is far from recovering since leaving Cyprus. He was again the victim of a rupture of the cruciate ligaments. An injury that has kept him away from the field since March. His contract with the Cypriot team expires at the end of the season.


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