Mavuba considers Bordeaux exit
By Patrick Haond & Laurent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bordeaux midfielder Rio Mavuba has admitted he may move away next summer.
Rio Mavuba has admitted he is bitterly disappointed with Bordeaux's start to the season and may consider a move away next summer.
Les Girondins qualified for the UEFA Champions League last term, but they have struggled in Europe and at home this season.
Mavuba believes the balance of the side is completely wrong, and warned that he is not happy to be playing for a mid-table club.
"It is true I am disappointed with the Bordeaux season, because we expected something different," he said.
"We remain positive but we can't match our ambitions. We can't get points away from home, and the defence is often changing due to injuries.
"We have tried to attack more, but that hasn't worked, as we can't change our pace. We are not well balanced between attack and defence.
"When you are not in one of the top teams, it is much more difficult to get in the French team.
"I love Les Girondins and I can't give up, but I am upset to be playing in the middle of the table."
Mavuba also concedes that he was angry to be left out of Bordeaux's starting line-up for the Champions League defeat to Liverpool last month.
He is looking to reassess his options at the end of the season, and there is likely to be no shortage of interest if he decides to move on.
Valencia have been heavily linked with a swoop for Mavuba, but there has also interest from Germany and Italy.
Premiership giants Manchester United and Liverpool could also be in the frame, as Mavuba's frustration grows.
"I was very disappointed not to play the match at Liverpool," he said. "Being on the bench for big matches like that, I can't forget it.
"A possible transfer? We will see. I am thinking about it with my entourage, but if I have opportunities at the end of the season, I will have a look.
"I would have appreciated more credit at Bordeaux."