Grax stays at Troyes
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
One time Portsmouth target Sebastien Grax will spend another season at Troyes.One time Portsmouth target Sebastien Grax will spend another season on loan at Troyes.
The 20-year-old forward is extremely highly regarded in France and his parent club Monaco were successful in persuading him to sign a long-term contract at the Principality club recently.
With Grax's future resolved, ASM have opted to send him for a second season at Troyes in order to further his experience.
Grax had a fine campaign at Troyes, with his 16 goals helping the club secure promotion to Ligue 1.
Grax had emerged as a target for Pompey chief Alain Perrin, but the forward claimed the timing of a move to England would not have been right.
"Portsmouth also asked about me," he said. "It was financially tempting but I believe I still have plenty of time ahead of me."
Troyes have further added to their ranks with the capture of Alassane N'Dour.
The 23-year-old Senegalese midfielder was available on a free transfer, having spent last season at St Etienne, and has been handed a two-year contract by Troyes.