Youcef Belaïli and Stade Brestois, it's over.

As the latest rumors suggested, the Breton club and its Algerian international separated at the request of the player, who has been uncomfortable since his arrival in January.

Leaving last week to join the Algerian team, Belaïli will not return to Brest.

“Youcef felt unwell on a daily basis, in particular being away from his family.

It was therefore difficult for him to continue on this path, ”explained the sports director, Grégory Lorenzi, in a press release.

30,000 to 50,000 euros in damage to his rental house

"For his daily balance and the good of the group, we have agreed to put an end to our collaboration", he added, rejecting as "private matters" the allegations which have appeared in the local media these days. last days.

According to these media, Belaïli left 30,000 to 50,000 euros in damage to the rental house where he was staying last season, and distinguished himself by a series of delays and pranks, as well as not always being in good shape. in the top.

The 30-year-old attacking midfielder, a real star in Algeria, arrived in January to compensate for the departure of Romain Faivre to Lyon, and to give himself a new chance in Ligue 1 after a first failure in Angers in the fall of 2017.

He had quadrupled the number of Brest subscribers on the networks

After a period of adaptation, he had achieved a good end to the season with three goals in his last five games.

This summer, the recovery was again sluggish and Belaïli only distinguished himself with two assists in August.

In January, his arrival quadrupled the number of Brest subscribers on social networks, where each publication was widely commented on by Fennecs supporters.


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