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French top scorer Gignac commits to Toulouse

May 9, 2009

Andre-Pierre Gignac has pledged his short-term future to Toulouse by insisting he will be at the Ligue 1 club next season.

The striker, 23, is the top scorer in the French top flight this campaign with 21 goals and he recently made his debut for France in a World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.

His stunning exploits this season have led to him being linked with a summer move away from Les Violets.

But he said: "I have said it and I am saying it again, I will be a Toulouse player next season.

"I want to stay here and I am 100% Toulouse. I need playing time and confidence - Toulouse bring me all that."

Gignac joined Toulouse from Lorient in the summer of 2007.