Puel on a nice shot in the Premier League?
In search of an offensive reinforcement for the winter transfer window, ASSE would prospect on the side of the Premier League, according to the English press.
A crack of the Premier League in the sights of the ASSE
Penultimate in the Ligue 1 championship, AS Saint-Étienne remains on two wins in a row before receiving Paris Saint-Germain from Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi this Sunday. While a slight improvement is to be observed at ASSE, trainer Claude Puel would like to welcome reinforcements, including in attack, from this winter. Far from being satisfied with the performance of Juan Ignacio Ramirez, the Stéphanois coach is looking for a real striker capable of scoring goals. Recruiting for this position is all the more a priority for the Loire club as Wahbi Khazri, the providential goalscorer of ASSE (7 goals in 14 games) will play in the African Football Cup in January. To compensate for this departure of Khazri, Claude Puel would be interested in a young attacking player playing at Arsenal. The Sun indeed reveals an interest of AS Saint-Étienne for Falorin Balogun.
ASSE Mercato: Falorin Balogun, the Greens’ good deal?
Announced in the sights of AS Saint-Étienne, Falorin Balogun is blazing especially with the U23 of Arsenal. He already has 14 goals and 2 assists in just 10 Premier League 2 appearances this season. What catches the eye of ASSE which would have even sent scouts to the Emirates Stadium in recent weeks to supervise it. The newspaper nevertheless reveals that ASSE will have to be wary of competition from Swansea, Bournemouth and Middlesbrough, strong contenders for the Baby Gunner. This striker is also under contract with his training club until June 2025. If he blazes with the young footballers of the London club, Balogun also has some appearances in the first team. The 20-year-old England striker has made 9 appearances for the first team with two goals and one assist.