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Jussie to go French

Midfielder not interested in international call-up however

Last Updated: 26/10/10 6:27pm

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Jussie: To have dual nationality

Jussie: To have dual nationality

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Bordeaux's Brazilian star Jussie is to follow compatriot and team-mate Wendel in taking up dual nationality.

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The midfielder, who joined Ligue 1 side Lens in January 2005 before moving to Les Girondins two years later, will qualify for French nationality in January.

Some have suggested the 27-year-old schemer would follow Wendel and declare himself available to former Bordeaux boss Laurent Blanc in the Les Bleus set-up.

But Jussie insists he is only concerned with turning out in front of the Stade Chaban Delmas faithful.

He said: "I will be naturalised in January, but I want to keep that (France ambitions) to myself.

"Not like Wendel, who showed his desire to be called up. I think that is great for him, but I am not thinking about it.

"When I am naturalised, it will be good for the club if they wish to sign a non-European player - and for me too, if I ever go somewhere. It will be easier."

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