L'OM eye Escude capture
By Laurent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ajax defender Julien Escude is reportedly ready to return to France with Marseille.Ajax defender Julien Escude is reportedly ready to return to France with Marseille.
The 26-year-old has been told he is surplus to requirements at the Amsterdam ArenA, and is set for talks with l'OM as he looks to keep his World Cup dreams alive.
Escude has also been linked with Sochaux and Auxerre, although Jean Fernandez's side are believed to be in pole position for his signature.
The Frenchman captained Ajax last season but has seen his stock fall and is keen to return to his homeland to convince Raymond Domenech he is worthy of a World Cup place with Les Bleus.
It is believed that the star, brother of tennis ace Nicolas Escude, would also consider a move to The Premiership although Marseille are currently the most likely to capture the stopper.