Why Kevin Gameiro did not sign for OM, qualified for the Europa League, and preferred to return to RC Strasbourg, his training club? The player answered the question at a press conference on Tuesday.
Kevin Gameiro, “refusing OM ‘s offer is a personal choice”
Courted by OM during this summer transfer window, Kevin Gameiro had the opportunity to engage with the Marseille club and play in the European Cup this season (2021-2022). In the end, he chose the RC Strasbourg, the club where he was trained. Asked about his refusal to join Olympique de Marseille, the French striker answered cash. It evokes a personal choice. “It’s quite simply a personal choice, that’s why I refused the Marseille offer”, released the former PSG player (2011-2013), while confirming contacts with the management of OM.
“I talked a lot with the president and the coach there. We know that this is a particular context, especially when you are a former Parisian. It was a more personal choice because I think the ambitions are also very high there ”, Kevin Gameiro explained to the media.
Gameiro returns to RCSA with his high level experience
At the end of the contract at Valencia FC, Kevin Gameiro freely engaged with RC Strasbourg, last Sunday. He signed a two-season contract with his training club, until June 2023. The former international tricolor (13 caps) returned to Alsace with his high level experience. After his experience in Ligue 1 at RCSA (2005-2008), FC Lorient (2008-2011) and Paris Saint-Germain (2011-2013), he played for Sevilla FC (2013-2016), Atlético de Madrid (2016-2018) and obviously Valencia (2018-2021), in La Liga. And, the center-forward who refused to sign for OM, was triple consecutive winner of the Europa League in 2014, 2015 and 2016 with the Andalusian club, and also in 2018 with Atlético de Madrid.