Emon tips Mutu to stay

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Ajaccio coach Albert Emon believes former Chelsea and Inter striker Adrian Mutu won't be lured away by a summer move after getting back on his footballing feet in Corsica this season.

The Romanian international announced in early April that he would retire at the end of season 2013-14, and since then many have been wondering whether he would seek a move away from Ajaccio for his final season, but the Corsican club's coach Albert Emon is convinced Mutu will honour the final year on his contract on the 'Island of Beauty'.

'He feels good here'

"He's under contract," Emon began in his interview on French radio station RMC. "At the moment, we're only talking about the matches we have to play. But I know he feels good here. I get the feeling from him that he will still be an Ajaccio player next season."

Indeed, the former Juventus forward has really begun to hit his straps in the second half of the season, taking his tally to 11 goals in 26 appearances - as well as hitting the woodwork no fewer than six times - and that, along with the fact that the player and his family are reportedly in love with life in Corsica have Emon confident of hanging onto the 34-year-old.

Attacking asset

"For the first five or six months of this season, he suffered a lot, because he hadn't played that much the previous season," explained the former OM coach, who saw his top scorer rescue a crucial point in the 1-1 draw in Reims in Week 35. "But he has bounced back really well; he's scoring important goals. With him in the side, our attack is considerably more powerful."


>> VIDEO: Official match highlights - Reims 1-1 Ajaccio

>> PLAYER PROFILE: Adrian Mutu


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