Montpellier formalized the signing of Wahbi Khazri on Monday. The 31-year-old Tunisian international arrives free after the end of his contract at Saint-Etienne and is a strong reinforcement for the Hérault attack.
Laurent Nicollin had announced it even before the end of the medical examination on Monday in front of the press. And obviously everything has gone well since Montpellier formalized the signing of Wahbi Khazri at the end of the day. If the duration of the contract has not been revealed by the MHSC, the Tunisian carries great hopes for the Montpellier club. Free after the end of his unfortunate adventure in Saint-Etienne, relegated to L2, the 31-year-old striker will be the first Hérault player to appear with the number 99 on his shirt.
“I’m very happy to be here. It’s a new challenge, rejoiced Wahbi Khazri in comments relayed on the MHCS website. I think I needed it and now I hope to help the club grow, achieve its goals and give my best. I hope to have fun, by providing people who love this club and that we will live a great adventure together.”
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Trained in Bastia, he then revealed himself in Bordeaux before trying his luck across the Channel with Sunderland. After a remarkable stint in Rennes, Jean-Louis Gasset made him one of his inmates near Saint-Etienne. But after four years in Forez, marked in particular by 37 goals and 14 assists in 114 games, the Tunisian could not prevent the relegation of the Greens to Ligue 2 at the end of the 2021-2022 season.
Montpellier took the opportunity to get their hands on a player experienced in Ligue 1 and able to bring great experience to the group led by Olivier Dall’Oglio. It’s simple, if we trust the words of Laurent Nicollin, Wahbi Khazri was the priority of the offensive transfer window of the Hérault club.
“I am very happy with the signing of Wahbi at the MHSC, launched the president via the press release published by the recent 13th in Ligue 1. It is a priority for us to equip our attack, it is now chosen done and I “I’m delighted. We had a good contact with him. I hope he will continue to score goals as he has done for many years in Ligue 1 and that he will carry the team high.”