Bikey 'flattered' by Marseille linkBy Nick Ive
June 17, 2009
Andre Bikey says he is ‘flattered’ to have been linked with a move to Marseille.
As we revealed last week, the Royals defender was being tracked by the French giants.
There has not been any approach as yet, but Bikey does not fancy the prospect of another season in the Championship and new boss Brendan Rodgers knows he must sell before he can buy.
Rodgers will almost certainly cash-in on Ireland duo Kevin Doyle and Stephen Hunt to boost the club’s coffers.
Bikey, aged 24, has one more year left on his current deal at Madejski Stadium and would cost around £2.5million.
He told Sky Sports: “I am flattered by the interest from Marseille, as anyone would be.
“I would like to play in the Champions League and Marseille is in there.
“Hopefully I will talk with Reading and see what their plans are for me. I was disappointed we did not go up to the Premier League, but let’s see.
“Marseille is the biggest club in France, so if they want you, you are excited, but let's wait and see what will happen.”