Bordeaux President Jean-Louis-Triaud has admitted having tried to re-sign Marouane Chamakh in January, but has played down the possibility of the striker’s return this summer.
The 28 year old Moroccan international moved on a free transfer from the Ligue 1 side to Arsenal in the summer of 2010 but has failed to produce the same form in the Premier League. The striker found himself relegated to the bench most often and was used primarily as a substitute. But the arrivals of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud has cast a spell of doubt over the Moroccan’s future at the club and many believe that Chamakh could very well be heading out of the Emirates this summer.
If the striker looks for a way out, Bordeaux would remain interested given the terrific form he had shown during his stay there. But their club President has ruled out a move for the striker as of now.
“It is not worth making things up. I tried to contact him six months ago when the transfer window was open,” Triaud told Sport 10.
“Since I crossed paths with him at the Parc des Princes, he was able to tell me he was very happy in London, loved Arsenal and was fine where he was.
“We’re talking about things which do not exist.”
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