His last match dates back to October 30. Zinedine Ferhat had not found a way out of Nîmes, relegated to Ligue 2, last summer, and it has been two months since he even appears on a scoresheet. At the end of his contract, the 28-year-old Algerian attacking midfielder is hoping for a start this winter. According to The team , Saint-Étienne, who was already courting him during the summer, will return to the charge. But the Greens, last in Ligue 1, risk dealing with competition from Montpellier and its healthier finances. ASSE would only have a six-month contract to offer Ferhat, with no guarantee behind it. In other positions, the Greens are nevertheless active. Free defender Joris Gnagnon (24), passed through Rennes and Sevilla, has already signed a lease in Forez. The same goes for winger Bakary Sako (33), ex-Malian international without a club for a year and a half, who is already training with the Saint-Etienne group.