Bonjour Sebastian by AH
Squillaci, well what can you say about this guy. He has been absolutely diabolical for Arsenal in my opinion. But now it seems that he is on his way out of the Emirates. Costing us a reported £4 million from Sevilla back in 2010, the Frenchman went on to make 39 appearances scoring 2 goals in the process. Squillaci is out of contract this summer and the former French international had this to say on his future;
“With [Laurent] Koscielny, [Per] Mertesacker, [Thomas] Vermaelen and [Johan] Djourou, the competition is fierce, I played in the Champions League against Olympiakos. I have played five times for the reserves and I always train seriously. My relationship with Arsene Wenger is good. I remain as professional as possible. I will be out of contract at the end of the season. As things stand, I will leave, perhaps during the January transfer window or else in June.”
Fair play to Squillaci in that respect who has remained professional, when most players would have been angered by the fact they are not playing, however he seems content and is just keeping his fitness high so he can move on.
He continued to say;
“Of course, playing in my home region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur is something that interests me. Marseille, Nice, Monaco, Bastia and Ajaccio are clubs who speak to me. I am 32, and I still have two or three good seasons left. I will make my choice depending on the opportunities that arrive.”
This is good news for both parties because it shows that clubs are interested in Squillaci so he can get the playing time he wants and it also means that clubs would be willing to pay a fee for Squillaci. Now of course as all the clubs are abroad they could obviously be discussing a pre-contract agreement for him, where he would then move on a free transfer in the summer, however by the sounds of it, he would be moving in January, so they would have to pay a fee. Not a big fee of course, but if the club can get something for him then that would be great news.