Former West Ham defender looking for move to save career

West Ham Dugout

Julien Faubert hasn't played a league game since January

Former West Ham United player Julien Faubert hasn’t played for French club Girondins de Bordeaux since January and now it looks like he has decided he needs to make a move in the summer if he wants to rescue his career.

Last season, under Francois Gillot, the former Real Madrid player made over 20 appearances for the club, but with Willy Sagnol in charge, the 31-year-old has only played four times since the 10th week.

Brazilian Mariano has made himself almost indispensable to the club and it has forced Faubert to play a reduced role. Faubert’s contract is up at the end of the season, there has been no contact from the club regarding his future and the player spoke to local paper Sud Ouest, and is resigned to the fact he will have to look elsewhere.

He said: “They know what I want: to spend time on the pitch and not end my career on the bench. I cannot afford to wait indefinitely for the club to make a decision.”

The versatile right-back, who can also play further forward, has tasked his agent with finding him a new club:

“If an opportunity that I like presents itself, I will not hesitate. At 31, I still want to experience new sensations. The way things are looking, I think my future is likely to be elsewhere.”

When Faubert has been on the pitch, he has shown that he still has ability and energy in his legs to make a difference, but perhaps he has to look a little lower down the ladder to find regular playing time.

It’s unlikely that a team of Real Madrid’s calibre will make the same mistakes again.

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