In an interview with the Central Republic and published this Friday, Valère Germain talks about the end of the OM season and especially its future. The Marseille striker, whose contract with the Marseille club expires at the end of June, says he wants to discover abroad and a new championship, but does not rule out staying in Ligue 1.
Valère Germain’s adventure at Olympique de Marseille will end in a little over a month, at the end of the striker’s contract with the Marseille club and after four years at the club. But in reality, Germain’s story at OM ended at the beginning of March, when Marseille lost to Canet-en-Roussillon in the Coupe de France.
Germain has no contact for the moment
Since this elimination and the arrival of Jorge Sampaoli at OM, Germain has not brought back the club’s jersey. An extension was therefore not possible and the former Nice striker will be free to engage wherever he sees fit from the end of June. In an interview with the Central Republic and published this Friday, Germain talks about his future and the place where it could bounce back.
“I read a lot of false information on the internet. For the moment, I have not received any concrete offer whatsoever from Montpellier or from another club”, begins by clarifying the one that was sent very early in leave, even before the last two days of Ligue 1.
Discover “a new language and another culture”
“At this stage of my career, I would like to live an experience abroad to learn, with my family, a new language and another culture”, Germain explains to La République du Center. A call of the foot to foreign clubs that he had already made at the end of April at the microphone of Canal + the day after an OM victory in Reims (3-1) which he had attended on the bench.
If he wishes to discover another championship, Germain does not rule out “staying in Ligue 1 if an interesting opportunity arises”. But for this, the Marseille striker will certainly have to lower his salary, he who touched 330,000 euros per month on the side of OM. Currently on vacation, Germain is therefore prospecting for certainty about his future, with the hope of imitating his now ex-teammate Florian Thauvin, who refused Olympique Lyonnais to join the Tigers in Mexico.