There are reports in France that Marseilles are ready to let their striker Andre-Pierre Gignac leave the club this summer, to ease their rather large wage bill.
Andre-Pierre Gignac – doesn’t want to leave Marseilles
It seems that Marseilles want to move Gignac out this summer, and with Newcastle reported to be interested in the player, that may be good news for Newcastle.
But it seems Gignac does not want to leave Marseilles, and he’s already indicated that he’d like to join a bigger club than Newcastle.
Gignac is 27 and is coming off a good season with 18 goals in 39 total games for the French club, and he’s also a physical type of player who could do well in the Premier League.
Willie McKay has been asked to look for a club for Gignac, and Willie had this to say to Le Parisien about potential interest in England:
“They’re interested in his profile. With his power, he’s made for the Premier League.”
However his agent Jean-Christophe Cano has made it clear his client does not want to leave Marseilles, and Cano said this in Le Parisien:
“We’ve got a lot of time to think together about what comes next,” “I’ve not mentioned the slightest offer from abroad for Andre-Pierre, because he simply has not envisaged leaving this summer.”
“Finding a better project that OM’s right now is immensely difficult. He’s looking forward to enjoying another great season at Marseilles.”
It seems that Gignac is a long shot for a move to Newcastle United this summer, and probably the main reason for that is he just doesn’t want to come to the Tyneside club – so why bother?
What do you think?
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