Gers ace open to French move
By Laurent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rangers defender Julien Rodriguez says he would be interested in a move to Marseille.
Rangers defender Julien Rodriguez has admitted he would be interested in a possible move to Marseille.
Reports emanating from France suggest Marseille are keen to bring the former Monaco man back to Ligue 1.
Marseille have held a long-term interest in Rodriguez and they could make a new move for him in the January transfer window.
Rodriguez's future at Ibrox looks uncertain with the Frenchman unable to hold down a regular place in Paul Le Guen's starting line-up.
The 28-year-old said he would be open to a move to Stade Velodrome if Marseille came calling for him
"That is an old story between l'OM and myself," Rodriguez told But.
"They have contacted me a number of times, but some reasons made a transfer impossible.
"We haven't been in contact for a long time.
"And people tell me Marseille are looking for a defender.
"So my door is open to them."
Marseille's director of sport Jose Anigo has admitted he expects a busy transfer window at the club.
Anigo suggests that a number of players will be coming in and out of the French giants.
"The ideal would be to welcome a player at each line" Anigo told the club's website.
"We will see if we can afford it.
"We are looking for a defensive midfielder, a centre-back and a winger.
"Sometimes you want a certain position but because of your budget or opportunities, you sign a striker, that could also tempt us.
"We are not obliged to sell players to sign others, we have a budget.
"But if players exit, that is even better.
"I think this transfer window will be busy because there will be loan deals and transfers."