Celta Vigo ace longs for France

Celta Vigo midfielder Levy Madinda says he desperate for a move to France to be with his girlfriend and family.

The Gabon international, 20, has been with Celta two years since joining from his native country’s Stade Mandji and was widely expected to play a big part in Los Celestes’ return to the top flight after a five-year absence.

However, despite Madinda’s assurances he is happy to be part of Paco Herrera’s squad, he admits his head is in France.

”My aim is to play with the first team and show I am a good player, but this week or next I will speak to the Coach and see what he thinks.

“I know there have been a few offers and clubs are talking to Celta about me, but if I don’t carry on here I will go to France.

“That will be better for me because that is where my head is,” he told a Press conference.

The African, who still has three years of his contract left at Balaidos, is aware competition for places will be fierce this season.

“I am ready to play in La Primera but it’s true that in my position there are five very good, experienced players, but if I work hard enough I can earn a place.

“However, although I feel good in Vigo and am staying with friends, I still want to be with my girlfriend and family in France.”

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