Mercato TFC: two tracks for a medium
Tunisian or Swiss? Still looking for a number 8, the Toulouse recruitment unit has been investigating two files in recent days. One could end soon…
Is L’arlésienne going to end… Mandatory Tuesday, January 31 at 11 p.m., date and time of closing of the winter market – truth as a cow; but on the side of the island of the Ramier one hopes much sooner. And the latest developments that have been filtered tend to argue for this outcome. We are of course talking about the rare bird, a midfielder box to boxpriority – let’s not forget – of the opening of the winter sales on 1uh Last January.
If the name of the promising Belgian from Standard de Liège, Nicolas Raskin, came out of the hat at the start of the transfer window, but only took the lead in the wing on Saturday (he should join Scotland and the Glasgow Rangers), two other players appeared in the rumor section this weekend: the Tunisian international (28 caps, 1 goal) Aïssa Laidouni (in Hungary since 2020 with Ferencvaros) and the former Swiss U20 national team (4 caps) Vincent Sierro (in Bern, since 2019).
And we can confirm the strong interest of the Téféc leaders in this duo. Still according to our information, a transfer could even be completed within a few days (within a week?), the Swiss now have a small lead over the French Maghreb.
Beefy resumes and… twins
Normally moreover, the two elements present almost similar profiles. Like conjoined twins, what. Let’s go into detail: 26 years for Laidouni, 27 for Sierro; 1m83-76kg for the first, 1m85-74kg for the second. Two right-handers whose preferred area remains the unilateral axis. The Tunisian was of the World Cup in Qatar (holder against France in particular) while the Swiss has the highest European competitions (last season 5 Champions League matches under the banner of his current club Young Boys).
Finally, more sober, each is at the end of the contract in June. in this regard, if Aïssa Laidouni has the advantage of knowing the French championship (passed by Les Herbiers and Chambly), and in particular the L1 (born in Seine-Saint-Denis and trained at SCO, he started in the elite with Angers ) , Vincent Sierro has a lower market value: 1.2 vs €4M (Transfermarkt estimate). Still, six months after the end of their lease, a transaction would be negotiated at a much lower cost.
Suddenly the TFC would be largely on the ropes.
Jessy Deminguet this summer?
Unless, as reported in our columns last Friday, Toulouse FC changes its tune and, according to a source close to the club, returns to the ideal of early January: an all-terrain midfielder with experience in Ligue 1 games. ; Laidouni only entered the grass fields there once, in April 2016.
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For example, the track that we revealed to you in July, which leads to Jessy Deminguet from Caennais, has just been reactivated. Still, according to our information, he would preferably interest the Pink City club for next summer.
Laidouni, Sierro, Deminguet or something else? Place your bets on the Mercato show!