Gignac happy at Toulouse
Andre-Pierre Gignac insists he is happy at Toulouse after being linked with a move to Aston Villa.
By Giscard Gourizro
Last Updated: 19/05/09 12:23pm
Toulouse's prolific marksman Andre-Pierre Gignac insists he is happy in France after being linked with a move to Aston Villa.
The 23-year-old has bagged 22 goals this season, firing Toulouse up to fifth in Ligue 1 and earning his first cap for France as a result.
After getting a taste of international football following his brief cameo in the World Cup qualifying win over Lithuania at the start of April, the striker is keen to impress further ahead of the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.
Villa boss Martin O'Neill is said to have sent scouts to watch the frontman in action in the recent 0-0 draw with Lille and is reportedly ready to table a bid.
But despite the interest Gignac seems content with life at Toulouse.
"I like Toulouse, we had a good season, I like it here, we have a good spirit. I want to continue here, but in football you never know," he told skysports.com.
"Next season there is the World Cup. I want to be part of the squad so it is a very important time in my career.
"Aston Villa? They are a very good team in the best league in the world alongside the Spanish league."