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Bafetimbi Gomis open to OM move

December 24, 2013
By ESPN staff

Bafetimbi Gomis has told RMC he expects to leave Lyon when his contract expires at the end of the season and is not ruling out a move to Marseille.

Bafetimbi Gomis
GettyImagesBafetimbi Gomis could remain in Ligue 1 when his Lyon contract expires.

Gomis, who signed for Lyon from Saint-Etienne in 2009, had been expected to leave during the summer, when he was forced to train on his own and play for the reserves, but prospective moves to Newcastle and Marseille failed to come to fruition.

In September, Gomis had indicated that he did not plan to sign a new deal as a result of his treatment and he has now confirmed he is planning to move on a free transfer at the end of the campaign.

“I am beginning my fifth year at Lyon,” he was quoted as saying by RMC. “I think at the end of the season, it's time for me to go elsewhere and find out if the grass is greener.”

The player’s agent recently said the Premier League was Gomis’ preferred destination, but the France international is not ruling a move to Marseille.

“That is a club that has shown interest in me for a while,” the 28-year-old said. “I could have been in Marseille colours in the summer. That didn’t happen, but I don’t know what tomorrow may bring. I leave my future in the hands of God. He is always the one who has guided my decisions, and I’ve never been disappointed.”

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