Giuly would opt for Spain
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Monaco currently enjoy a seven-point lead at the top of Le Championnat but are struggling off the field with their finances.
The Principality club are looking for a buyer to ease their worries but continue to struggle with the financial side.
Giuly says that ideally he would like to remain at Stade Louis II but the club may not be able to afford to hand him another contract.
With 18 months left on his current deal, he has started to think about what may happen after that - and Spain seems to be his preferred choice if he has to move on.
"I am still under contract for one year and a half, and I am 200 percent a Monaco player," said Giuly.
"But if tomorrow there is a problem with me because I cost too much money to the club and they tell me they can't keep me, they have to be fair with me as I was fair with them.
"We will study the solutions, the best for the club and the best for me. There are only three solutions. At first, to stay with ASM.
"However, considering the economical situation at the club, it will be difficult if the club can't quickly find a buyer.
"The second solution is a transfer at the end of the season if Monaco are really forced to get cash. The last solution is to remain until the end of my contract to be free in June 2005.
"I have not studied those solutions yet, just for one reason - I have no proposition yet, either from Monaco or any other club.
"If I leave it will be for a foreign club, and only for a contract of more than two years.
"I want at least a three or four-year contract to adapt well, to be outstanding. I am attracted by a foreign club because I have never left France.
"La Liga is the European league that attracts me the most. Real or Barca would be great. My priority is to play with great players and to have fun.
"I want to prove I have the potential to play in a great foreign club. So, it won't be a money matter."