Ligue 1 outfit Strasbourg are seeking to bolster their forward ranks with the signing of Cardiff’s Idriss Saadi this summer, reports FootMercato.
The 25-year-old moved to the South Wales outfit back in 2015 after stints at Clermont and Saint-Etienne, yet he has failed to prove his worth to the Bluebirds in the last few years.
In fact, the Algeria international has managed just two first team appearances for the club, in their home win over Reading in 2015 and then their defeat at Fulham in 2016, and was shipped out on loan to Belgian outfit Kortrijk last season to underline his lowly position in the pecking order.
And although he is on Cardiff’s pre-season tour this summer, it looks like his future may be away from the Cardiff City Stadium as reports suggest that French top-flight side Strasbourg are eyeing up a move for the forward.
They will be playing Ligue 1 football next term after winning the second tier title last time out, finishing just a point clear of Amiens in second, and only three points clear of Nimes in sixth in what was a very closely-fought race for promotion.
And, as with any side going up a division, reinforcements are vital in their subsequent quest to stay there, and although Saadi has not lived up to expectation at Cardiff, he has experienced Ligue 1 football before, and that could be invaluable in their bid to remain in the league.
It has been reported that Strasbourg are looking at a loan deal for Saadi, and with it reported that a deal could be done soon, it seems that the 25-year-old’s nightmare in South Wales could be coming to an end.
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