Moroccan International striker Marouane Chamakh has ruled out a move to another Ligue 1 club from Bordeaux when his contract at the Stade Chaban Delmas runs out in 2010, with the forward instead revealing that he would prefer a move to the Premier League at Tottenham Hotspur or Arsenal.
24-year-old Chamakh has been at Bordeaux since 2001, with the Moroccan making his senior debut for the French side in 2002 and has made 165 league appearances during his time at Bordeaux. The French-born striker made his debut for Morocco in 2003 and has 12 goals in 34 caps for his country.
Chamakh had been a target for Premiership clubs Manchester City and Portsmouth, who’s manager at the time Harry Redknapp is now in charge of Spurs, during the summer, but has stated that White Hart Lane or the Emirates Stadium would be his preferred destination in the Premier League should he leave Bordeaux.
“I will reach the end of my contract in 2010. I haven't met any officials yet. I am open to Bordeaux or anything else,” he told L'Equipe.
“In principle, I will not leave for another French club. My objective if I have to leave Les Girondins is to go abroad, preferably to England.
“Let's wait for the end of the current season to see if we will play in the Champions League and if the coach (Laurent Blanc) will stay.
“A London club is always exciting. I really like Arsenal, but a club like Tottenham would be magnificent for me too. It all depends on the circumstances.”