Three St Etienne stars PL scouts should be assessing during Man United clash
St Etienne’s Europa League tie against Manchester United will put some of their players in the shop window, especially for Premier League clubs looking for a summer bargain. Ligue 1 is a division with a mix of the technical and the physical, making it the perfect place for English clubs to find players suitable for the brand of football played.
It’s not always a given that French exports will stun England, though. Indeed, St Etienne themselves have two players in their ranks whose names will urge caution to any Premier League club looking to pick up a Ligue 1 star. Jordan Veretout and Henri Saivet will both be good bets for starting berths at Old Trafford, but both men displayed traits ranging from flop to meh in a Premier League season where both were relegated with two of English football’s biggest institutions: Aston Villa and Newcastle.
At the same time, though, Les Verts are a club who have produced some fabulous players over the past decade or so. Chelsea picked up Kurt Zouma, Borussia Dortmund nabbed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whilst Blaise Matuidi, Kevin Mirallas and Dimitri Payet have all played under Christophe Galtier at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Here are THREE of the current crop that Premier League clubs would do well to look at this summer.