Sky Sports is reporting that Le Mans midfielder Stephane Sessegnon, who amongst many other players, has been linked with Newcastle United this summer, would like to join Paris St Germain.
Stephane Sessegnon – wants to join PSG
Sessegnon, aÂ midfielder, has been interesting a few clubs, including Arsenal and Newcastle in the Premier League, and has had an impressive season with the Le Mans club.
However, the Benin international, who turned 24 on June 1st, wants to stay in Ligue 1 and link up with manager Paul Le Guen at PSG.
Sessegnon told the Parisien.
“I was contacted by Le Guen at the end of the season, and I want to join PSG,”
“I want to progress. PSG will play in Europe next season and they will be fighting for the championship.”
“I like Le Mans but I want to move to PSG.”
“I am 24-years-old, and the president needs to understand that it is about my career.”
But Le Mans chairman Henri Legarda seems unwilling to let the midfielder leave, and wants him to stay at Le Mans:
“I will not let him go.”
“He is an important member of my club and one of the main men in the team.”
“He won’t leave, end of story.”
That reads to us like “I will only let him go if we get a really good offer.”
Stephane – in close up
StÃ©phane Sessegnon was born in June, 1984 in Allahe, Benin.
Benin is an African country and lies between Togo to its west and Nigeria to the east.
He has played multiple times for the Benin National team, and had some impressive displays for them in the African Cup of Nations earlier this year, which we know Kevin Keegan was watching.
Stephane has played 41 times (4 goals) for Le Mans since moving there from US Creteil in France, in 2006, and he stands just under 5â€²8â€³ tall.
We’re not sure Stephane will be joining the Magpies this summer, if he really wants to stay in France.