Monaco want Gerard deal
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Monaco are confident they can seal the signing of Barcelona's Gerard.Monaco are confident they can seal the signing of Barcelona's Gerard.
The diminutive midfielder is set to quit Camp Nou after seeing his path to the first team blocked over the last 12 months.
He has made just four starts for Los Cules this term and that has persuaded him that it is time to quit.
He is available on a free transfer and is set to open talks later in the summer with the Principality outfit.
"It is true, Gerard is a player we are attracted by," said Monaco assistant manager Jean Petit.
"Firstly, he is a free agent. Then, he is also player able to relieve Zikos and Bernardi.
"Against Chelsea in the Champions League, he played as a defensive midfielder and he was very good. There are contacts."
Gerard confirmed he was set to leave Barca and said: "I have spent my life packing up and leaving so I can do it once again. I am young, I want to play and I am keen to leave."