Mercato ASSE: A big transfer completed in attack!


Mercato ASSE: A big transfer completed in attack!
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AS Saint-Étienne is having a disastrous start to the season for its relegation to Ligue 2. After the first 5 days of Ligue 2, Laurent Batlles and his men have still not won a single match, with 3 draws and 2 defeats . Tonight, the Greens will host Bastia, with a new striker from Azerbaijan among their ranks.

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The Saint-Etienne leaders have been working for several weeks to find a center forward in order to reinforce the workforce made available to Laurent Batlles. It is now done, since ASSE officially registers the arrival of Ibrahima Wadji! The Senegalese striker 27 years old was purchased for 1 million euros at the club of Qarabag where he played last season.

Wadji made himself known during his time in Norwegian D1 in the clubs of mold then Haugesund. He signed with Qarabag last summer to 600k euro and realizes in Azerbaijan a great season. During this exercise 2021/2022Ibrahima Wadji argues 28 games for 16 goals scored and 3 assists delivered. He is also the author of 2 doubles this summerduring the matches of qualifying for the Champions Leaguein front of Zürichthen facing Ferencvaros.

A pleasing attacking profile

From the top of his 1m75Ibrahima Wadji is a goalscorer fastcapable of taking the depth and to hurt in a counter-attack situation. He introduces a certain skill in front of goal and a level of play that should allow him to continue to perform in Ligue 2.

The native of Bignona was tracked for several months by the Saint-Etienne board. He decided to join Forez when he was desired by several clubs, in Turkey, but also in the Middle Eastt. Ibrahima Wadji signs with the Greens a 3 year contractlinking it to ASSE until June 2025. He will wear the number 25.

Following this signing, the attacker was able to express himself on this new challenge that awaits him : “I am very happy to join France and more particularly a club like AS Saint-Étienne. I will give everything to enable us to achieve our collective goals. I already feel good, ready to wear the Saint-Etienne jersey.”

Laurent Batlles was also able to comment on the arrival of his new player : “It was important to recruit a deep player, fast and capable of scoring goals like Jean-Philippe Krasso currently. Ibrahima runs a lot, makes a lot of calls and will help us perform this season. Especially since he is a player who knows the high level very well, like the many European Cup matches he has played.”

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