Troyes defender Kiki Kouyaté dreams of England, chased by Montpellier & Olympiakos

23-year-old ESTAC Troyes and Mali international central defender Kiki Kouyaté wants to make a summer move to England, according to L’Est Eclair.

The player has initial approaches from Montpellier and Olympiakos, and although his primary desire is a move across the Channel, he is unlikely to meet the work permit conditions that require a player to have played at least 75% international matches (excluding friendlies) over the last two years.

Other negative point for England, he has not played since January, having experienced abdominal problems during a match against Paris FC.

He is still however due to leave the club this summer and ESTAC had been hoping to cash in by breaking their €6.5m transfer record sale, which was Bryan Mbuemo last summer This plan was of course hatched pre-COVID-19 striking – this looks to be unlikely given the current market conditions.

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