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Jeremy Menez and the Paris Saint-Germain bench have got to know each other very well this season. A little too well for Menez's liking, you'd imagine.
The 26-year-old has appeared in just 12 Ligue 1 outings for PSG this term—in only three of those games did he complete 90 minutes.
When asked about his situation at the Parc des Princes in January, Menez had this to say (per Skysports.com):
I will remain at Paris until the end of the season. I am fine here and the officials trust me. I will do my very best.
I didn't talk with anyone about a winter departure because it was out of the question to leave.
In Metro, Jon Harvey claimed recently that the winger had been linked with Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool. Also (with quotes originally appearing in Gazzetta dello Sport), Menez appears to be keen on a move back to Serie A, where he used to play with AS Roma. He said:
I had back surgery last summer and, when I was fit again, the coach made his choice. [Former coach Carlo] Ancelotti was closer to his players – you felt important with him. Laurent Blanc has a different way of managing. I am a little misunderstood at PSG.
I had a great time in Rome. I already speak the language. I know Serie A, I know everything about it. The adaptation would be easy.
I am looking for a team that would make me rediscover the pleasure of playing football. Juve is a team that I really like – one of the best in Europe.
It has a quality workforce, consisting solely of champions – including in my position. But competition does not scare me.