Skipper wants Monaco stay
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Monaco captain Ludovic Giuly has revealed he would have no qualms in penning a long-term contract at Stade Louis II.
Giuly has been linked with moves to Premiership duo Liverpool and Fulham in the past and has hinted he wanted to move to Spain in 2005.
But the in-form midfielder now claims he would be happy to stay in The Principality for the bulk of his career, if he is offered that opportunity.
"If tomorrow they tell me: 'You stay until 32 or 33-years-old,' there is no problem," Giuly told L'Equipe.
"Here, I have everything. A quality life, a chairman and coach who trust me and a group in which I feel really well.
"Thanks to the club and my team, I am reaching the French team, little by little. I don't want to break all that to stay on the bench abroad or get money."
The 27-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic start to the new season, scoring six goals in eight appearances en route to helping Monaco to the top of Le Championnat.
Giuly is delighted with his current form but insists his desire is to secure glory with Monaco, rather than on the individual front.
He added: "It is unusual for me (to score so many goals) but I reassure you, my aim is not to finish the season as the top scorer in Le Championnat.
"I am surprised but that is fine. It is the best start at the club for a long time.
"We are top in Le Championnat and the results in the Champions League have been better than we could have hoped for. That is perfect.
"We all have a great desire to become French champions. Last year we had the potential. This season we have already showed a lot of strength."