Bordeaux say they’d be willing to take back former striker Marouane Chamakh, as long as they didn’t have to pay anything for him.
Speaking to sudouest.fr, the Girondins president, Jean-Louis Triaud, said there’d been no contact with the man they ‘lost’ on a free transfer to Arsenal in the summer of 2010, but that he’d be more than happy to discuss a return if Chamakh picked up the phone.
It seems Triaud is in no mood to pay actual money for the player, and who can blame him after a miserable two seasons which saw the Moroccan score just 3 goals and end up farmed out on loan at West Ham where he hasn’t played since Jan 31st.
“If he calls me, I’ll answer it with pleasure,” he said, “but Arsenal should still be willing to let him go [for no fee].”
Frankly, the chances of any club spending money on a transfer fee for a player who has lost his way so badly are very slim, and if giving him away on a free transfer means we can get him off the books, then it seems like a good deal for all concerned.
Last week, Chamakh admitted he’d relish a return to his former club, saying, ”
“Everyone knows that Bordeaux is a club that is in my heart. If I find an agreement with Bordeaux, why not. Yes, this is possible because there is a good chance that I will not stay at Arsenal.
“If I come back to France, it will be in Bordeaux.”
Joe le Taxi for Marouane.