The Crocos resume training on Monday afternoon July 3, heading to the National. With a dozen (young) veterans and a dozen new ones.
Monday afternoon, on the occasion of the resumption of training, the Crocos will switch for good to the National and a season, yet another, of all dangers. With a dozen veterans (young veterans…) and a dozen new ones.
The signings of Diallo (left side, from Boulogne-sur-Mer), Paviot (left-handed central defender, Pau reserve), Laurens (midfielder, Castanet) have been announced, as has the promotion of Sbaï (lateral / midfielder) and Ngakoutou (attacker) from the reserve to the first.
A player already on trial this winter
Others will follow. Starting with, according to our information, a player that Nîmes had tested this winter: Paul Wade, 23, had been interesting and moreover scored the only goal of an internal opposition, on January 20 at Costières. Originally from the Alpes-Maritimes and trained at OGC Nice, he evolves in the midfield and comes out of a full season in reserve. Another element of N3, just like striker Axel Thoumin (21), promoted to N2 with Mâcon.
A more seasoned and experienced defender
Formose Mendy, on the other hand, is seasoned at the 3rd national level (106 games). Not that of Amiens, but of Avranches. The 29-year-old central back, who experienced D1 in Belgium with Zulte Waregem (and even Europa League qualifications) and Ligue 2 in France (39 matches with Red Star) must commit to NO. The recruitment of Brahima Doukansy (23 years old, Aubagne, N2, ex L2 with Niort, 62 appearances) is also in the pipeline.
Maraval on the start, a 24-year-old goalkeeper targeted, Zerkane desired
Latest news: the Gard club, which no longer counts on Maraval (leaving for FC Rouen, N) is still eyeing a goalkeeper, rather Callens (24 years old, Annecy) than Salles because Grenoble does not want to release him. And tries to convince Zerkane to extend a rather undecided adventure for the moment.
Moreover, the National calendar, the first day of which is scheduled for Friday August 11, should only be known a month before, the week of July 10.