Very close to joining ASSE, M’Baye Niang saw his transfer go down the drain due to the intrusion of his agents. He confided his disappointment to the Team.
The management of Stade Rennais and their AS Saint-Etienne counterpart had found common ground several days ago in this matter. M’Baye Niang, meanwhile, had reached full agreement with the leaders of the Forez club and had a medical visit to the Stéphanois who were to make the former AC Milan striker their wild card this season. All that remained was to sign the contract to effect this transfer, but an unexpected element turned everything upside down at the last moment.
“I was convinced of the interest of the project”
The two agents of the vice-champion of Africa, mandated until January 2021, arrived in Saint-Etienne and asked to be paid for this deal. A request refused by the Greens who did not deal with the sports representatives. In an interview withTeam, M’Baye Niang came back to this big setback. ” I’m sad because I wanted to go there, said the 25-year-old forward. I showed it by being there since Thursday. I was convinced of the interest of the project. It’s a choice that I take. I will now get my head back in Rennes. I hope it will be ok. “
“There is competition everywhere”
Having lost his starting position at the start of the season to Stade Rennais’ new attacking recruit Serhou Guirassy, the former Torino forward seems confident about his return to Brittany. ” There is competition everywhere. It’s up to me to show that I’m the best, said Senegalese center forward. What tells you today that I am not number 1? You have to judge when you are at 100%. After a difficult period, it will take time to get your head back on track. “
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