Ex-Saint joins Valenciennes
By Laurent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Newly-promoted Valenciennes have signed Eric Hassli from St Gallen.
Newly-promoted Valenciennes have signed former Southampton loan flop Eric Hassli from St Gallen.
Hassli, who spent the end of the 2001/02 season on loan at Saints without making an appearance, has agreed a two-year contract with Valenciennes.
The 25-year-old had spent the past 18 months with Swiss outfit St Gallen, but is delighted to be returning to France.
"The club's representatives have come to see me playing a couple of times and I have met with coach (Antoine) Kombouare," said Hassli.
"I feel that he privileged the man, rather than the player.
"I already know Nicolas Penneteau and Sebastien Roudet from when I was an Under-21 international.
"I want to serve the team, work for them. A fantastic season is about to begin."