08.08.2017 14:03 h

Zenit loan Hernani to Saint-Etienne

French Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne secured Brazilian midfielder Hernani on a season-long loan from Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday, the Russian club announced.

The 23-year-old joined Zenit in December 2016 from Brazilian club Atletico Paranaense for eight million euros ($9.45m), but struggled to settle and failed to score in 11 appearances in all competitions.

Saint-Etienne also extended winger Romain Hamouma's contract by three years earlier in the day, after they opened their Ligue 1 campaign with a 1-0 win over Nice, who finished third last season, on Saturday.