France Striker Wants Manchester United Transfer; Rejects Everton

Olympique Marseille striker hopes for Old Trafford move.

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Olympique Marseille forward Andre-Pierre Gignac has claimed he turned down a transfer to Everton in the January transfer window – and hopes to join a club like Manchester United.

The France international has fallen out of favour at Stade Velodrome, with Marseille typically playing a lone forward in Loic Remy, and has started just one match this season.

Still, Gignac has an enormous amount of faith in his own ability.

“Everton is a top club in England but for me Marseille is bigger and more attractive,” Gignac told Sky Sports.

“I want to play one day abroad but at a bigger club like the Manchester Uniteds of this world.

“I do want to make a name for myself at Marseille. I love the club.”

A tall and burly striker, Gignac is not the most prolific in world football.

He has managed just 8 goals in 39 appearances since he moved to Marseille, which is perhaps less than a team such as Manchester United would hope for, but his previous spell at Toulouse was more productive.

34 goals in 98 games is a respectable record, but the Premier League is a step up from Ligue 1 and at the age of 26 that move is less likely than perhaps Gignac would have us believe.

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