Amiens – Guirassy, ​​Kakuta, Mendoza … Great deals on the shelves at Picards

Relegated to Ligue 2, Amiens SC can expect to be in demand this summer. Focus on the elements that are likely to recover during the transfer window.

They were on the edge of the abyss. They castrated this. Main victim of the official and final stoppage of Ligue 1, Amiens, 19th in the French Championship, will play a lower division next season. A provenance with a bitter taste for Picards who, unlike Toulousains, still had a good chance of escape. Yet, if their fight that led to justice is current today, the blatant transfer window will be less harsh and disputed. Between the financial difficulties associated with the alarming situation of French football and those who, the descent to Ligue 2 requires, will be added, it is obvious that Amiens will not be in a position to preserve its best elements. A blessing for elite clubs? Upon closer examination, some elements can really be very good choices.

Kakuta and Guirassy have no appetites

Therefore, if residents at Unicorn Stadium will develop in Ligue 2 next season, they may owe it partly to the offensive game produced last season under the leadership of the ambitious Luka Elsner. Chillly defensively, Picards has really shown beautiful things offensively, led by an attack that can destabilize some of the best defenses in the championship. We especially remember the scoreless draw at Stade de la Licorne against Paris Saint-Germain (4-4), on February 15, where Serhou Guirassy above all received a saving double.

Mercato – Rennes thinks of Serhou Guirassy

Authors of 9 goals in 23 Ligue 1 matches, thoughtful striker of 24 lacks calls. Arlésien, who was not born of effort, available to his partners and especially in clear progression in goals, had been very attentive during the recent winter transfer window, where English clubs turned his soft eyes. This summer, anyone still under contract until 2022 should not continue in Amiens. And according to our information, Stade Rennais is interested in his profile. It remains to be seen how much its leaders will ask to be separated by it … and it can reach double digits.

Another talent ready to unpack, the attacking midfielder Gaël Kakuta. At 28, the former Chelsea player appears to have made up for last season, during which he scored two goals and delivered 5 assists. Thanks to his vision of the game and his technical quality well above average, he was able to track down RC Lens, Strasbourg and to a lesser extent AS Saint-Etienne. He also linked to Amiens until 2022, he would really look like a good pick and has the advantage of being half the price of his partner.

Mendoza, Otero, Konaté … Great deals to grab

Evidence that the offensive sector in Amiens had arguments to argue is Serhou Guirassy and Gaël Kakuta are not the only ones that are interesting tracks for a large number of Ligue 1 clubs. Stiven Mendoza, author of 5 goals and to whom he only has a one-year contract, enjoys a profile while percussion that fails to arouse the interest of recruiting cells. The Colombian, for example, had been announced in the search for Stade Rennais last winter. Another Colombian at the end of the 2021 contract, Juan Ferney Otero also has a declining market value, and the ASC probably cannot afford to sit on a transfer of his protégé.

Less in view this season, attackers Moussa Konaté (27) and Saman Ghoddos (26) are two bets that some may be tempted to raise. Same for Fousseini Diabaté (24) at the end of the contract. Further down the field, midfielder Thomas Monconduit, 29, is announced to leave for FC Lorient. For his part, solid central defender Prince Gouano, whose absence was lacking in the club last season, he who only played 3 games due to injury, could also render valuable services to a promoted or a club dedicated to fighting for maintenance. Formerly captain of Picards, he will be contracted in June 2021.