Mercato: New Zealander Ben Old joins Saint-Etienne

Mercato: New Zealander Ben Old joins Saint-Etienne

The new ASSE recruit comes to us from the land of rugby. The Greens announced on Tuesday the arrival of Ben Old to their team New Zealand Pavilion, Who until then played for Wellington Phoenix. At the age of 21, Ben Old joined Saint-Etienne on a 4-year deal, with an option to extend for an additional season.

First contract in Europe

This contract with the Greens is his first in Europe, but Ben Old has been part of the New Zealand national team for two years and has already played eight matches for the Kiwis, recently winning the Oceania Nations Cup, Oceania Football Cup.

I am very happy to join ASSE and start a great challenge for me and my family, The player explains in a press statement. Development in Europe has always been a dream, “So I joined a club like Saint-√Čtienne with such enthusiasm… I will discover French football, but ASSE is already for me a great, historic club with many supporters. I am very proud to be part of it.”

For his part, coach Olivier Dall'Oglio expressed his satisfaction with this new arrival: Ben is a very young and brave player who comes from the other side of the world and we have to be patient with him. But he has the skills to bring something interesting. This Eye-catching profile, very generous In the efforts, he plays mainly on the left even though he can play in several positions.

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