While the winter transfer window will close its doors in a few days, AS Saint-Étienne, the red lantern of the French championship, is active on all fronts to try to strengthen a collective, so far, very fragile (19 goals scored, 43 conceded). To do this, the Saint-Etienne board can already boast of having got their hands on several names to improve their defensive animation: Paul Bernardoni, Joris Gnagnon or Eliaquim Mangala. Second worst attack in Ligue 1, the Forez club must also – logically – think of different profiles capable of improving the effectiveness of the Greens in front of goal. And if Sada Thioub and Bakary Sako have arrived in this direction, ASSE, which could not finalize the track leading to Robert Beric, does not intend to stop there.
According to our information, Saint-Étienne has thus taken action for Loïc Rémy, currently playing in Turkey under the colors of Caykur Rizespor, 18th in the Süper Lig. Free of any contract next June, the French international striker (31 caps, 7 goals) is also not against the idea of returning to France. Bothered by injuries (hip) and started only twice in all competitions since the start of the season, the number 7 of the Turkish club has also never found the net in 9 games, he who nevertheless remained on a past season ended with a record of 7 goals and 1 assist in 19 league matches.
The choice of experience!
With this in mind, the Greens have thus come into contact with the formation of Rizespor to discuss the possibility of a comeback from the former Lyonnais in France. A possibility that looks like a new challenge for someone who recently celebrated his 35th birthday and has already traveled quite a bit during his career. After making his professional debut at Olympique Lyonnais on October 14, 2006 in a derby against… AS Saint-Etienne, the center-forward, a native of Rillieux-la-Pape, then flown for a tour of France. Lens, Nice then Marseille before going to England in January 2013 to join Queen’s Park Rangers then Newcastle, Chelsea or Crystal Palace.
Author of 145 goals in 430 professional matches during his career, Loïc Rémy also experienced the games of the Spanish championship by joining the Las Palmas team during the 2017-2018 season for six months, before settling down. in Getafe. Back in France in July 2018 where he signed up with LOSC, Rémy remains on successful performances in L1 with a whopping 21 goals scored during the two seasons spent in the northern jersey. Today at Rizespor, he who had almost signed up for Benevento then just promoted to Serie A, Loïc Rémy could therefore sign an incredible return to Ligue 1. A final challenge that looks like a last lap which could, in the meantime , allow the Greens to get out of a more than compromised situation.