English U21 international goalkeeper Etienne Green (22) finds himself on the fringe at Ligue 2 outfit AS Saint-Etienne. The ASSE youth product caught the eye of many in April 2021 when he stopped a Nîmes penalty for his first ever professional start between the sticks in Ligue 1 – but things went downhill quickly for the Colchester-born shot-stopper as Les Verts were relegated the following season.
🟥 Le tacle d'Etienne Green pour le 4ème carton rouge du match… 🤦♂️— Footballogue (@Footballogue) August 20, 2022
Newly-named coach Laurent Batlles reportedly had doubts on Green’s ability to establish himself as Saint-Etienne’s last line of defense. A string of disappointing performances, marred by two red card offenses against Le Havre and Pau, saw the Englishman slipped down the pecking order as Batlles sanctioned the signing of veteran goalkeeper Matthieu Dreyer (33).
La faute d’Etienne Green pour son deuxième carton rouge de la saison 😐🟥— Footballogue (@Footballogue) September 5, 2022
C’est le 6e carton rouge de l’ASSE cette saison…
(🎥 @beinsports_FR) pic.twitter.com/y11qtKCINE
The signing of reliable option Gautier Larsonneur (25) on a two-and-a-half year deal this January means Green is now the third or fourth choice Saint-Etienne goalkeeper. According to Le Progrès, Etienne Green is now looking for an exit. Belgian outfit Club Brugge are reportedly interested in order to line up a successor for stalwart Simon Mignolet (34). Etienne Green is bound with his parent club until 2025. Transfermarkt value him at around €5m.
GFFN | Bastien Cheval