“His place is in St. Gallen”
Zeidler speaks plain language in Zigi-Poker!
After his appearances at the World Cup, the market value of crowd favorite Zigi has risen massively. FCSG coach Peter Zeidler (60) does not want to know anything about a possible sale.
Zigi shines in the game against Uruguay with a great save against Luis Suarez.
Stephen KreisReporter football
No, Lawrence Ati Zigi (26) will no longer be a loudspeaker in this life. The St. Gallen goalie rarely says two words, even if only one is enough. Even when it comes to the greatest moment of his career, the green and white crowd favorite remains a man of soft tones. The World Cup with Ghana? It was “a dream” that came true. God give him strength. He was still a bit “nervous” because the burden of millions of compatriots was on his shoulders.
In the games against Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea there is not much to feel. Before the World Cup it was not clear whether Zigi would be nominated at all, but suddenly he was between the posts – and his man right from the start. “It’s a great thing for him,” says his sponsor Peter Zeidler (60). However, the St. Gallen coach dispenses with superlatives: “Zigi was good, very good at times, but not outstanding. If he could have been a match winner, then yes, but he didn’t.”
Contract until 2025
Does Zeidler deliberately take his foot off the gas because he knows that Zigi’s appearances at the World Cup will arouse desires? Because the market value has increased? Zigi could be about to leave? no “We deliberately extended his contract. And you don’t extend contracts so that you leave right away, »says Zeidler. “He’s still young as a goalie, only 26 years old, he’ll definitely have the chance at some point if he keeps playing so well, to make a jump. And to go to a bigger club than FC St. Gallen.” If this club even exists, the FCSG coach adds with a hearty laugh.
Zigi has signed until 2025, if it goes to Zeidler, he will make the green and white appendix happy for even longer. “His place here at FC St. Gallen for the next few years, he still has plans. We still have plans. And for that we need a very good goalkeeper.”
There is currently no word of a concrete offer that meets the expectations of the St. Gallen executive floor. Gladbach, for example, which would need a goalie after the possible departure of Yann Sommer to Bayern, is not an issue according to Blick information. In short: one is currently a long way from a full million transfer fee. The FCSG bosses can look forward to 170,000 francs for this. The club gets that from Fifa for the 17 days that Zigi was with Ghana at the World Cup.