Vignal eyes Pompey exit
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
French defender Gregory Vignal wants to quit Portsmouth.
Unhappy French defender Gregory Vignal wants to quit Portsmouth.
The 24-year-old was signed by Alain Perrin in the summer from Rangers, but his departure earlier this season has signalled a down-turn in Vignal's fortunes.
He has played just once since Harry Redknapp returned to Fratton Park and the former Liverpool full back is now looking to quit the South Coast.
He almost left in January but a move to Lyon failed to materialise, but now a summer switch looks certain.
"When you are used to playing all the time, it is really difficult to be not playing anymore and being out of the first team," he said.
"Last year I played for Rangers, one of the greatest European sides.
"Now I don't play anymore because the coach has different views about who has to play.
"I came here to achieve something but I have not been given the opportunity to fulfil it.
"I never asked for that but now I am stuck in this situation."
French sources suggest Paris Saint Germain, Marseille and Lyon are all keen on Vignal.