Transfers: Pape Abou Cissé joins Saint-Étienne but is not qualified to face Nice

As announced, Pape Abou Cissé (25) has become a player for AS Saint-Etienne. While the central defender of Olympiacos Piraeus (GRE) arrived in Forez on Thursday, his paying loan of € 600,000 with option to buy until the end of the season was only made official this Saturday. afternoon. Too late for him to be qualified to start in Nice, this Sunday (1 p.m.).

A first version of the contract not approved

This setback results from the fact that the legal commission of the LFP has not approved the first version of its contract. In it, Olympiakos had a clause added stating that in the event that Saint-Etienne exercised its € 13m purchase option at the end of the season, the Greek club would keep 20% of the rights to the player. However, co-ownership on a human being is prohibited by the French Civil Code.

The contract therefore had to be repainted. During this time, for lack of a contract in order and therefore of insurance, Pape Abou Cissé was unable to train with the Greens. He contented himself with talking indoors. And despite a last minute outbid of 30% from Getafe (ESP), the Senegalese international (4 caps, 1 goal) and his two agents did not go back on his word given to the Greens.

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