After Tottenham links, Andre-Pierre Gignac reveals demands for signing new deal

France Football

Having been linked with Tottenham Hotspur, Andre-Pierre Gignac has hinted that he could yet remain in France.

Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac found himself linked with a possible move to Tottenham Hotspur last month when Spurs' former sporting director Damien Comolli suggested they could move for him in January.

The French international’s contract at Marseille expires in the summer and it was widely believed the 28-year-old would move on at the end of the current campaign.

Considering Gignac has 11 goals in 16 matches this season and 118 in his club career, it would be no surprise if Tottenham were interested given their lack of fire-power.

Roberto Soldado, Harry Kane and Emmanuel Adebayor have scored not nearly enough for a side with Spurs’ aspirations and the Frenchman is in the form of his life. But his most recent comments suggest there may be a twist in the tale.

In comments published by Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Gignac said, “It is necessary that there are conditions if I am to remain.

“If OM prepare a proposal for me, the decision will be linked with the stay or otherwise of (manager Marcelo) Bielsa.

“These are my terms. There are still many beautiful things to do here, we will see at the end of the season.”

So it seems Gignac could stay after all, although with the clock ticking, Tottenham and any other interested parties will be hoping he does not put pen to paper on a new deal, instead opting to take his considerable talents elsewhere.

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