Ligue 2 strugglers and relegation candidates AS Saint Étienne have begun their January window in earnest, seeking to unburden their wage budget for the next 6 months with the loan without option to buy departure of 24-year-old French full-back Yvann Maçon.
The deal, on the outset, is a little surprising: under contract with ASSE until 2025, Maçon has made 12 appearances for Laurent Batlles struggling outfit, scoring 3 goals in the process.
The player is set to join fellow French 2nd division outfit Paris FC, according to Le Progrès, who are seeking to compensate for the departure of full-back Julian Le Cardinal to RC Lens, who has been brought into RCL owing to a major injury to summer recruit Jimmy Cabot.
ASSE will have the majority, if not all, of the player’s wages off of their plate for the rest of the season – Maçon has one of the biggest salaries in the dressing room.
Maçon joined St Étienne from National 1 side Dunkerque in January 2020 and has received caps for the France U21s.
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