By Gary Eliézer
Since the 90s, we have witnessed a real turning point in the transfer market where prices were literally starting to soar everywhere in industrialized countries, large sums were spent with each purchase . The French club, Stade Malherbe de Caen, with its limited resources, has never really gone too crazy to recruit a player; However, some still cost him dearly in the case of the Mirebalaisien, Jeff Louis, whose transfer in 2015 is among the top 10 of the club.
He had caught the eye of the Caen leaders after a more than extraordinary season at Nancy where he was later transferred to Standard de Liège in Belgium but the Haitian international (33 caps, 5 goals) who ended his career prematurely, was not successful and 1 year later he was back in France at SM Caen for 2 million euros. This check signed by the Malherbistes for the former midfielder of AS Mirebalais was precisely among the most expensive in the history of the club according to the specialized site Transfermarkt, relayed by actu.fr.
The Norman club tore off the signature of the promising Haitian player for 2 million euros and the former bib 10 of the Grenadiers would become the 6th biggest transfer of the team at this period. Unfortunately he never convinced and the repeated injuries were going to ruin the adventure which ended in 2018.
Note that, Jeff Louis is tied for 6th with several other players and the biggest purchase remains Steve Savidan with the 5 million euros.