The giant centre-back was being tipped to complete a move to Zenit after visiting the UEFA Cup holders for two days and receiving a generous offer believed to be in the region of 1.5million euros per year.
"I have made my choice - I wish to join St Etienne. I really want to wear the green jersey and develop as a player at the ´Cauldron´ (the nickname of St Etienne´s Stade Geoffrey-Guichard)," said puygrenier.
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