Traore: Come and get me Curbs
PSG's Sammy Traore says he would sign for West Ham straight away if the Hammers want him.
Last Updated: 01/06/08 10:04pm
Paris Saint Germain defender Sammy Traore says he would sign for West Ham straight away if the Hammers want him.
He has made his 'come and get me' plea after finding his opportunities at the Parisian club limited under the tenure of Paul Le Guen.
The player, who has returned to PSG after a year-long loan spell at Auxerre, would relish the challenge if Upton Park boss Alan Curbishley came knocking.
He told football365.fr: "England is a championship which attracts me and which attracts many people.
"To leave for England would be a good thing. Now, I did not say that I was going to sign for a club like Arsenal, Manchester United or a club like that.
"There are good English clubs where you can open out. A club like West Ham is a very good club. If a club like that calls me, I would sign straight away."
But if no offers are made, then the defender will stay and fight for his place in the PSG side.
"I will study the proposals as well as possible but if nothing interests me, there remains a year's contract in Paris," he said.
"If I must begin the season on the bench, it is not a concern. It is like everywhere: competition exists in all the clubs. I never said that I hold the power."
Meanwhile, former PSG defender Bernard Mendy has confirmed Premier League clubs are interested in his signature.
But the right-back, who is a free agent, denied reports in the press linking him with Fulham and West Brom.
The player, who experienced English football in a loan spell at Bolton in 2002-3, also spoke of interest from Lyon.
He told football365.fr: "That is true that my experience at Bolton was superb but I repeat it: I am open to every proposition.
"In France and abroad. I will know soon. But today, the most concrete contacts come from England.
"I have been told about Premier League clubs but not Fulham and West Bromwich.
"But why not tempting an experience at Lyon."