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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Jan 13, 2009

Galliani: Girondins must pay up for Gourcuff

AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani has warned Bordeaux fans they will not be seeing much more of Yoann Gourcuff unless their team stump up 15million euros.

The 22-year-old has been a revelation during his loan spell with Les Girondins and is being touted in France as the successor to Zinedine Zidane.

But Milan are in no hurry to offload their midfielder so Bordeaux will have to reach deep into their pockets if they want him to stay beyond the end of the season.

Galliani told French sports daily L'Equipe: "Yoann belongs to us. Cross your fingers that you'll get him back.

"If Bordeaux won't pay the right ransom of 15million euros, Yoann will return to us."

Galliani ruled out the possibility of a third party making a move for the player, stating he would spend next season "at Bordeaux or Milan, but not elsewhere".

And he believes Gourcuff would find more playing time in the Rossoneri midfield than previously should he choose to return.

Galliani said: "If he didn't play much between 2006 and 2008 it is because he has had to contend with monstrous competition, that is to say (Gennaro) Gattuso, (Massimo) Ambrosini, (Andrea) Pirlo, (Clarence) Seedorf and Kaka.

"Yoann is an excellent player, and is proving it with Bordeaux and the French national team. There will be space for him at Milan."

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