Out of contract in the summer, Andre-Pierre Gignac has revealed he will leave Marseille this summer.
When you score 11 goals in 15 games in any league, there will be interest from Europe’s top clubs.
Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are all keeping tabs on Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, and the striker yesterday confirmed he will be leaving Ligue 1 in the summer. However, in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, he has revealed his love of Serie A and Inter Milan.
His contract is up in the summer and it was unlikely they would want him to leave on a free transfer, but with neither side able to come to an agreement regarding a new contract, Gignac has lifted the suspense by revealing his desire to play outside of France.
“When I was little, I dreamed of becoming a professional and play for Marseille, but I think I will leave at the end of the season. I wonder if Bielsa will remain. But I want a top-flight challenge. I will consider all proposals carefully,”
As the interview was with Gazzetta is was slightly biased towards Gignac moving to Serie A, with Inter Milan the most recent club linked with the 28-year-old.
“Inter are an institution, [Roberto] Mancini is a great coach. I love football and I watch all the major leagues. I admire the tactical culture of Italy. When I played against Sampdoria at Marassi: the tifos impressed me.”
With one eye on making Didier Deschamps squad for Euro 2016, Gignac knows he needs to get this last move right. Inter Milan may be interested, but as Gignac said, he will consider all his options this summer.
Clubs can start to talk to the striker come January the 1st, and there is little doubt that Premier League clubs will show a huge interest in the striker. Gignac’s strong style, ability to run with the ball and predatory instincts make his the ideal specimen for the English game.
Where Mario Balotelli and Roberto Soldado have failed for Liverpool and Spurs. Gignac could be the man to give both sides a physical and goal-scoring presence. They would be mad not to at least enquire about signing the Marseille man on a free transfer this summer.