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Richard Jolly profile picture Posted by Richard Jolly
Sep 10, 2013

Gael Clichy could be tempted by Ligue 1

Manchester City defender Gael Clichy said he wishes he had played in Ligue 1 and could be tempted to return to his native France one day.

Gael Clichy has not played in the top flight in his homeland.
Gael Clichy has not played in the top flight in his homeland.

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However, the France international -- who has also expressed an interest in playing in the MLS -- is adamant he would happily spend the rest of his playing days in the Premier League.

Clichy has spent the last decade in England after joining Arsenal from Cannes, then a third-tier team, and his only experience of top-flight football has come abroad.

He believes he missed out by leaving his homeland at the age of 17, and has noted the changes in French football as Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco have become two of Europe’s big spenders.

He told French website Foot Sur-7: "It is one of my regrets that I have not played in the French Ligue 1. I did play in the lower divisions but people didn’t really know me at the time and I have not sampled all the French stadiums.

"Who knows? Ligue 1 is now really attractive with PSG and Monaco and, if the opportunity arises, I would be happy to play in France because it is my country. But I feel good in England. I like the English and the football is so passionate.”

He added: “I believe that the Premier League is the most challenging in the world and if there was the chance that I could play here for the rest of my career, I would sign today because if you are playing in the Premier League, it means that you are facing the best players. I train hard every day to remain at this level and I have been fortunate to play for Arsenal and now for Manchester City.”

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