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Official | Mathieu Debuchy & Kevin Monnet-Paquet leaving St Étienne

Ligue 1 side St Étienne on Friday announced the departures of right-back Mathieu Debuchy and winger Kevin Monnet-Paquet.

35 and 32 respectively, ASSE chose not to offer either man a new contract, with both deals expiring next month.

Debuchy had been in extension negotiations in January, before Les Verts pulled the talks.

Manager Claude Puel discussed both departures – on Monnet-Paquet:

“His contract will not be extended. I would have liked for him not to injure himself a second time even though what he has managed to achieve after two operations is extraordinary. He has come back to a very good level with a lot of hunger.”

On Debuchy:

“We have decided not to extend Mathieu Debuchy’s contract, a great captain who brought us a lot. He was an example and showed great leadership. It is never easy to take this type of decision.”

 

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