Arsenal & Liverpool tipped to battle for Frenchman

Andre-Pierre Gignac could leave Marseille for Liverpool or Arsenal this January, according to his agent.

The 28-year-old striker has been one of French football’s most feared marksmen for quite some time, and has been linked with moves to the Premier League in the past.

His form had tailed off in recent seasons however, but new l’OM coach Marcelo Bielsa has got the powerful forward firing once again since coming in over the summer.

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Gignac has now hit eight goals in as many games for the Mediterranean side, but he could still be sold in the New Year as Marseille look to slash their wage bill.

And the player’s agent, Christopher Hutteau, feels that a switch to Liverpool or Arsenal would suit his client:

“Given the fact that he is not very old, he has a real market value.” He is quoted by the London Evening Standard.

“This is a striker with a relatively atypical profile, responsive to the physical challenge, the archetypal player who can succeed at a big club.

“He can play in England, Arsenal or Liverpool, no problem. For me, it is between €12 million (£9.5m) and €15 million (£11m).”

Both Arsenal and Liverpool brought in strikers over the summer, yet with shaky stars to the season they could spend once again in January.

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