M’Baye Niang will not join Saint-Etienne. The Greens officially announced it this Saturday.

Twenty-four hours ago the arrival on loan of M’Baye Niang in Saint-Etienne, from Stade Rennais, seemed on track. On Saturday, the hopes of Saint-Etienne fans to see the former AC Milan come and strengthen their team’s attacking sector fell through. If the two French clubs had managed to come to an agreement, it was ultimately a dark story of agents who would have derailed the transaction.

L’ASSE put it bluntly in a laconic message posted on its site: ” AS Saint-Étienne has decided to give up the recruitment of M’Baye Niang. An agreement had however been reached with Stade Rennais and the player. But the intervention of several agents made it impossible to finalize the operation. “It is therefore very probably because of various bonuses to be paid to these various stakeholders that the file would have sunk a few meters from the bank.

Stephan is counting on him

M’Baye Niang He will therefore have to stay at Stade Rennais and fight for a starting place, which he will fight especially with summer rookie Serhou Guirassy. The Rennes coach, Julien Stephan, meanwhile, said Thursday that he was counting on Niang. Will the latter find the necessary resources to earn his place as holder?

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