Yann M'Vila suggests future depends on manager's decision amid West Ham links

Yann MVila of Saint-Etienne, Juan Bernat of PSG (left) during the French Ligue 1 match between AS Saint-Etienne (ASSE) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on February...

West Ham United are being linked with Yann M'Vila.

Yann MVila of Saint-Etienne, Juan Bernat of PSG (left) during the French Ligue 1 match between AS Saint-Etienne (ASSE) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on February...

Saint-Etienne midfielder Yann M'Vila has told Le Parisien that he is happy with the club amid links to West Ham United, but his future depends on Jean-Louis Gasset.

M'Vila, 28, joined Saint-Etienne from Rubin Kazan in January 2018, initially penning an 18-month deal – but he was handed a four-year extension last summer.

The former Sunderland man was tipped for great things at Rennes, but he went off the radar at Rubin, and his loan spells with Sunderland and Inter Milan didn't really help him recapture his Rennes form.

 

A former French international, M'Vila had been forgotten about for some time, but he is now back starring again having joined Saint-Etienne and returned to France.

The anchor man has flourished this season, and Saint-Etienne are seriously challenging for Champions League football having enjoyed a stunning season under Gasset.

L'Equipe reported last week that West Ham are interested in signing M'Vila, potentially making a move to bring the midfielder back to the Premier League.

Saint-Etienne's French midfielder Yann Mvila (L) vies with Nîmes' French forward Clement Depres during the French League Cup round of 16 football match between Nimes Olympique and AS Saint-...

Now, M'Vila has suggested that he is happy to stay with Saint-Etienne, but his future may well hinge on whether or not Gasset chooses to stay too, as an exit for his manager may tempt him to leave.

“I'm happy here. I am happy,” said M'Vila. “The decision of the coach (to stay or not) will be decisive for me,” he added.

Saint-Etienne's French midfielder Yann Mvila leaves the field after receiving a red card during the French L1 football match between FC Nantes and AS Saint Etienne (ASSE) at the La...

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