Transfer news: Rio Mavuba feels time is right to leave Lille
Rio Mavuba feels the time is right for him to leave Lille and admits he is looking to exit French football.
By Giscard Gourizro
Last Updated: 29/06/13 2:42pm
The 29-year-old midfielder is club captain at Lille, but is looking for a new challenge after five years with the 2011 Ligue 1 champions.
He has previously taken in a spell in Spain with Villarreal, but returned to his native France after just one season.
Despite enduring a tough time in La Liga, Mavuba says he would welcome the opportunity to take on another foreign challenge.
The France international has been linked with a move to Everton and is ruling nothing out ahead of the summer transfer window.
"To be honest, I want to experience playing abroad again," said Mavuba.
"I have been abroad before with Villarreal in 2007. That did not work out how I had hoped, but I wasn't very experienced at that time. I am ready now."