Lille ace snubbed England
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lille striker Matt Moussilou rejected interest from The Premiership to sign a new deal.Lille striker Matt Moussilou rejected interest from The Premiership to sign a new contract.
Moussilou bagged 12 goals for Lille in Ligue 1 last season as the club qualified for the UEFA Champions League.
The 23-year-old's exploits attracted interest from clubs in England, with tentative contact being made.
But Moussilou opted to shun the overtures from across The Channel to extend his association with Lille until 2010.
"Yes, last winter, and at the end of last season, I had contacts from French and English clubs," Moussilou told L'Equipe.
"They showed an interest so they asked without being under any illusions as they know I feel at ease at Lille.
"I have prolonged with Lille until 2010.
"I would not leave in the year when the club has to play in the Champions League."