PSG’s Menez to leave the French capital… but probably for Juventus.
Paris Saint-Germain winger Jeremy Menez has spoken very openly about his future and the 26-year-old looks set to leave the Parc des Princes in the summer.
Both Arsenal and Liverpool have shown interest in the Frenchman in the past, but judging by Menez’s comments it’s Juventus that the PSG star has his heart set on.
“I am a little misunderstood at PSG,” the France international told Gazzetto Dello Sport.
“I had a great time in Rome (With AS Roma between 2008 and 2011) and I already speak the language.
“I know the Serie A, I know everything about it. The adaptation would be easy. I am looking for a team that would make me rediscover the joy of football.
“Juventus is a team that I really like, one of the best in Europe. They have a quality squad, consisting solely of champions, including in my position. But competition does not scare me, it is healthy.”
Menez joined the Ligue 1 champions in the summer of 2011 just as the Qatari takeover began and was an important part of the first team in that year.
The attacker’s second term with PSG was disrupted by injury but he still played a key part in the club lifting their first French title in 17 years in 2012/13.
However, since Carlo Ancelotti left for Real Madrid and Laurent Blanc took over as manager, Menez has found opportunities in the starting XI hard to come by and a summer departure for Italy looks highly likely.