Kapo wants to stay in France

21 May 2010 11:06
Olivier Kapo is determined to cut his ties with Wigan this summer and secure a permanent return to French football.[LNB] The former Birmingham winger had fallen out of favour at the DW Stadium before making a loan move to Boulogne in January.[LNB]Kapo joined Wigan from Birmingham in July 2008 for a £3.5million fee which he was unable to live up to.[LNB]Wigan manager Roberto Martinez had selected him just once in the 2009/10 season and was happy to let the former France international depart.[LNB]Kapo, 29, now wants the final year of his contract to be annulled, and is leaving the matter in the hands of his agent.[LNB]"I should know more in a few days' time. My agent should be meeting the management at Wigan. I hope we can reach an agreement so that they release me," Kapo told French newspaper L'Equipe.[LNB]"My wish is to stay in Ligue 1, as simple as that. I enjoy this league. I'm making this decision for my children too.[LNB]"I want them to have a quality education in France."[LNB]Kapo is unlikely to be staying with Boulogne, following their relegation from the French top-flight, but savoured his spell with the club.[LNB]"I've had six great months," said the former Auxerre and Juventus player.[LNB]"The people of Boulogne are so nice. They welcomed me like a family member."

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