Free since July 1, Romain Hamouma will indeed be back for an additional year with Saint-Etienne. The Forez club communicated the information on Wednesday. The number 21, approached by Troyes, is about to celebrate its 10th season with ASSE.
The future of Romain Hamouma is no longer in suspense. Free since the end of his contract with the Greens on July 1, the winger will remain in the Forez. Claude Puel and the Saint-Etienne management have decided to keep the experienced 34-year-old player in the workforce by signing his fourth contract since his arrival at ASSE nine years ago.
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“A new season, and why not more” for Puel
“Romain is an excellent player who has just had a good season (six goals and an assist), explains Claude Puel on the club’s official website. We exchanged for a long time, he could not see himself elsewhere than in Saint-Etienne. He will bring us his technical qualities, his experience and his determination for a new season and why not more … “
Author of 298 matches in the green jersey, for 60 goals, Hamouma is behind club legends such as Johnny Rep (61 goals) and Georges Bereta (68 goals). Offensive leader, he will have to support the progress of the club’s young people next season. “I did not know that I was going to settle down so much, ten years is enormous, he slips. I impatiently await the reunion with the Green People (…) I want to bring down the stands, that’s all I can think of. “