Remy banishes thoughts of Spurs move

17 April 2012 12:16

France striker Loic Remy said on Monday that he is not thinking about leaving Marseille at the end of the season, despite reports linking him with a move to English side Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham made their interest known in January and are thought to be poised to make a bid in the summer, but Remy, 25, says he remains committed to Marseille.

"During the winter it was difficult because we didn't have enough players," said Remy, who won the French League Cup with Marseille on Saturday.

"I know that Tottenham are still there, but it's really not in my thoughts, even if the club might want to balance the books by selling players who could bring money in.

"Supporters think that it's always the player who asks to leave and then the directors decide. Not me -- my head is here and I'll report back for training here.

"Then we'll see what happens afterwards. There are lots of things to be taken into consideration. It's too early to talk about leaving.

"For me it would make sense to stay for next season. I'm still under contract for another three years."

Marseille's League Cup success over Lyon at Stade de France represented their first victory in 13 matches, a sequence that has seen them slump to 10th place in Ligue 1 and ended their hopes of playing in the Champions League next season.

The club's dismal form has raised questions about the position of coach Didier Deschamps, but Remy says his own future at Stade Velodrome is not dependent on the manager.

"We all have our own objectives," he said. "If the coach thinks he'd be better off elsewhere, good for him. I'll do my job and then we'll see."

Source: AFP

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