Lorient Confirm Jeremie Aliadiere May Leave This Summer

Ligue 1 minnows may lose star man.

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French side Lorient have confirmed that star striker Jeremie Aliadiere may leave the club this summer, Sky Sports reports.

The club’s manager Christian Gourcuff confessed this week that the 30-year-old is unhappy and will be looking to move him on, but as of yet there have been no formal offers on the table.

The former Arsenal man enjoyed an productive season in Ligue 1 last term, notching up 15 goals and nine assists, but he is keen to move on elsewhere this summer and has been linked with a return to the Premier League.

Gourcuff also confessed that he feels disappointed that the player wants to leave, but recognises that if he was forced to stay it would be difficult for him to produce his best form and could potentially be disruptive to the rest of the squad.

However, Aliadiere has a further two years remaining on his current deal, and there have so far been no bids for the ex-Middlesbrough striker.

Gourcuff told French newspaper L’Equipe: “Jeremie is not happy and I am annoyed with that.

“But there is no problem, it is just that Jeremie is discontent. I won’t veto anything.

“When a player is not at ease in a club there is little chance he would give his best.

“But there has been no proposition, so it is a bit complex.”

Lorient would not want to lose a player who performed so well last year on the cheap, and multiple reports in France suggest they may demand €8 million (£6.9m).

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