West Ham, Wigan and Stoke on alert as Lens striker Maoulida hints at move

25 January 2010 01:04
French striker Toifilou Maoulida has hinted he could be on the verge of leaving Lens for the Barclays Premier League.

West Ham, Wigan and Stoke are reportedly interested in Maoulida who has found himself consigned to the substitutes' bench for much of the current season.

On the move: French striker Toifilou Maoulida

The 30-year-old scored the only goal of the match against Compiegne in the Coupe de France yesterday and admits it could have been his last for Lens.

'I'm waiting to see,' he told L'Equipe. 'I've had a discussion with my managers recently. They have set a deadline of Wednesday.'

'I am in favour of the Lens project but the situation is complicated. If an English club give me this opportunity then why not? The English league has always interested me. It's 50/50 at the moment.'

Maoulida, who also lists Montpellier and Marseille among his former teams, joined from Auxerre in January 2008 and immediately made his mark with a 40-yard goal on his debut.

He opted to remain at Lens despite their relegation and was the club's top scorer last season as he helped fire them to promotion with one of the best goal-hauls in Ligue 2.

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