A tracked midfielder to a surprise destination

On the shelves of ASSE last summer, a midfielder from Valenciennes could discover an exotic championship this winter.

Now 18th in Ligue 2, Saint-Étienne intends to continue its rise in the standings. ASSE is relying on new reinforcements to get out of the red zone definitively and thus ensure its maintenance. The Loire club has already completed five signings since the start of the winter transfer window. Recruiting a new goalkeeper was Sainté’s priority this winter. They have a new goalkeeper since the transfer of Gautier Larsonneur. The doorman first loaned to Valenciennes by Stade Brestois is the new number 1 at the post at the Greens. Before the signing of Larsonneur, Loïc Perrin and his teams targeted a midfielder from the VAFC to strengthen the workforce of Laurent Batlles. But this one would be close to discovering an exotic championship.

Mercato ASSE: Already an offer of € 4 million for a former target of the Greens

Mohamed Kaba interested in Besiktas

In search of a medium during the summer transfer window, AS Saint-Étienne eyed a time on the side of Valenciennes. Mohamed Kaba was on the shelves of the Greens. But in the end, it was the former Lorient native Thomas Monconduit who was preferred in the middle of the VAFC. Failed by ASSE, the 21-year-old midfielder is having a good season with his training club. Author of 16 games, all as a holder, the native of Orleans has a goal and an assist with the northern club. Enough to catch the eye of a cador of the Turkish championship. A Sports indeed reveals a serious interest of Besiktas for Mohamed Kaba.

The Turkish media even assures that Besiktas has already gone on the offensive for this former ASSE target. The Turkish formation would have transmitted a first offer up to 4 million euros for the middle of Valenciennes. A proposal rejected by the VAFC which expects a higher amount for its foal still under contract until 2024.

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