Metz and Seraing to end 11-year partnership

According to L’Équipe, FC Metz and RFC Seraing will look to end their 11-year partnership after Bernard Serin, the president of both clubs, has decided to sell the Belgian side. 

The French and Belgian teams have had a close working relationship in recent years owing to the dual status of Serin, with multiple players exchanged between the two sides since 2013 when the businessman took over Seraing. 

Currently, three Metz players are on loan in Belgium with Oussmane Kebe (20), Lilian Raillot (19), and Édouard Soumah-Abbad (21) representing the latest in the line of a long list of players that had made the trip from the French side. 

The Metz-Seraing relationship ends

From 2020 until 2022, Georges Mikautadze (23) had been on loan at Seraing where the Georgian forward had flourished. However, this relationship now looks to be coming to an end with Mario Franchi (who was president of Seraing from 2013 to 2022) looking to purchase the club away from Serin. 

GFFN | Nick Hartland

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