Khazri keen on France move

Sunderland midfielder Wahbi Khazri admits he would be open to a move to France amid rumours Marseille are interested in acquiring the Tunisian’s services.

Khazri is no stranger to Ligue 1, having spent two and a half years with Bordeaux, having begun his senior career with Bastia, and moved to the Black Cats in the middle of the 2015/16 season.

He will almost certainly not remain with Sunderland after they were relegated from the Premier League and revealed a move back to France would intrigue him, but maintains that he is happy in England, suggesting a domestic transfer may be more likely.

“Do they [French clubs] want me? I think I left a good image. But for the moment, I do not have contacts from Ligue 1,” he told L’Equipe.

“I do not close any door, but I like England, its atmosphere, its full stadiums, its beautiful pitches and its mentality, different from ours.

“In France, apart from Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain… what if OM calls? Ah, if OM calls me… it’s a great club, with a great stadium and great supporters.

“I would have the right and duty to listen to the OM proposal, as I had done for Bordeaux. But it’s not in the pipes today. I have to be patient, but I’m hungry for football.”

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