ASSE signs its star striker


By: Manu Tournoux

In search of a scorer, AS Saint-Etienne has formalized the signing of Ibrahim Sissoko who officiated at FC Sochaux. Plagued by financial worries, the Doubiste club had let its striker free, the Greens took advantage of it.

Ibrahim Sissoko is Green! This Thursday, the 27-year-old striker officially signed up with AS Saint-Étienne and becomes, after the options of Niels Nkounkou and Mathieu Cafaro then the extension of Gaëtan Charbonnier, the fourth summer reinforcement. A native of Créteil, in the Paris region, Ibrahim Sissoko took his first steps with the Entente Sannois Saint-Gratien but had to wait until the age of 21 to experience his real first experience at the highest amateur level. Attracted by his profile, Épinal, then a resident of National, allowed him to take the plunge in 2017. In six months, Ibrahim Sissoko played 13 games and scored 4 goals. In the aftermath, it is AS Béziers who smells the good shot. With the Hérault club, the striker made a name for himself. 24 games, 8 goals and above all a rise in Ligue 2 BKT allowed him to gain credit and seduce FC Lorient who offered him his first professional contract in the summer of 2018.

Kept on loan, by Béziers, Ibrahim Sissoko immediately discovered the antechamber of French football. In Ligue 2 BKT, he scored his first 3 goals in 13 games before returning to Brittany to play 4 other games in this championship. But it is really with the Chamois Niortais that his performances make him change dimension. Recruited in 2019, he scored 15 goals in 25 games and finished on the podium of the top scorers in Ligue 2 BKT.

Held back by a knee injury, the Malian quickly found the net on his return. His 10 achievements in 24 games during the 2020-2021 season allow him to confirm. Having left for Sochaux last summer, he again took care of his statistics, taking part in 35 games, scoring 13 goals and providing 5 assists. What validate a little more his status as an essential scorer.

It is now under the colors of Saint-Etienne that Ibrahim Sissoko is preparing to start a new Ligue 2 BKT season. A confirmed player in this championship, where he already has three seasons with ten or more goals, the 27-year-old striker has joined Forez until 2026. He will wear number 9 with the Greens. “Said AS Saint-Etienne in a press release.

Left free by FC Sochaux, in a perilous financial situation, the new Stéphanois striker is delighted to join the Greens: “ I am very happy to join Saint-Étienne, a land of football, a great club with a warm public. I’m joining a project that I like, I want to do great things and achieve our goals. »

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