Marouane Chamakh: I Don’t Intend To Stay With Girondins de Bordeaux
Lanky Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh was denied his dream move to the Premier League this summer byGirondins de Bordeaux, who did not want to lose a centrepiece to their side, and now the 25-year-old has stated that he is likely to leave when his contract expires next summer.
Chamakh also admitted that it was tough seeing a potential summer transfer slide away.
“It was obviously not easy,” he lamented to France Football, considering moves to Sunderland, Arsenal and West Ham United, which all broke down. “My priority was to leave. In my head, I just wanted to go to the Premier League.
“It was not easy, but I’ve tried to overcome all that. I repeat: I do not grieve.”
Although he continues to play for les Girondins with the utmost professionalism and commitment, scoring three times in just four Ligue 1 starts this season, the Garonne-born player has indicated that it is still in his mind to leave the club.
“For now, of course, my desire is not to extend my time at the club, but I paid to learn that it’s better not to close doors,” he said. “If a decision must be taken, it will be after [the group stages of the Champions League].”
The Gunners are believed to still be heavily involved in the chase for Chamakh, while Serie A outfit Juventus have also been hotly linked with strong front-player in recent times. The striker’s contract is due to expire next June, and that would appear the opportune moment for him to depart the Stade Chaban-Delmas.