Luyindula stands firm
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Peguy Luyindula insists he will not be forced into accepting a move to St Etienne.
Marseille striker Peguy Luyindula insists he will not be pressured into accepting a move to St Etienne.
Luyindula is being squeezed out of Stade Velodrome and Marseille want to swap him for St Etienne's Julien Sable.
But the 27-year-old is unhappy at his current club's stance and is adamant he will not be forced to join a team he does not wish to play for.
Werder Bremen and Sevilla are also keen on the attacker and Luyindula is determined to make the decision which is right for his career.
"I had a talk with St Etienne officials," said Luyindula. "Now I am thinking about it.
"I told them I will take into consideration their reinforcements. That will be important in my thoughts. At my age, I can't make wrong choices.
"Did my officials put me under pressure? Let's say I am apart from the group at the moment.
"It is a difficult situation to think about calmly. They made me understand that it would be nice if I accept joining St Etienne.
"They told me I will remain apart from the group until August 31, and if I decided to stay anyway, I would have few opportunities to play.
"Anyway, they won't force my hand. I will make the decision. Moreover, we agreed for me to leave, they wanted it and I have accepted it.
"I just asked for time. I don't want people to choose for me, but I am not upset.
"If I have no solution, that could be different."
Meanwhile, Marseille and Nancy are keen on Liverpool forward Anthony Le Tallec, who is recovering from a groin operation.