OL's Grenier 'ready to look elsewhere'

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Olympique Lyonnais's France international midfielder Clément Grenier has declared that he is open to a move away from the Parc OL if it means getting the game time he has been looking for since returning from injury.

Clément Grenier's bid to get back to his best could involve a winter move away from the club whose youth academy he attended, the 25-year-old midfielder has revealed. Still on the comeback trail after a seemingly endless spate of injuries, Grenier has yet to start a match for Olympique Lyonnais this season and feels that he needs to try his luck wherever the opportunity lies.

'Take on a new challenge'

"I'm hungry to play. I want to play a lot of matches and be useful to the team. I miss all of that," declared the talented playmaker who has yet to bounce back from his ordeal with an adductor injury picked up at the end of season 2013-14, when he was a key man for OL and part of Didier Deschamps' World Cup plans with France. "If I can't do that at Lyon, then I'll have to look elsewhere. I'm ready to do that - to take on a new challenge and get involved in a solid project."

The player indicated that there is no lack of interest in signing him, citing possibilities in Germany, Italy and England as well as one closer to home, with Ligue 1's 'other' Olympique club - Marseille.

OM an option

"OM have always been an important club in France," declared Grenier, no doubt aware the south-coast club's new owner Frank McCourt and new coach Rudi Garcia are building for the future. "It could be Marseille, just as it could be any number of other clubs. I want to find a project with people who have faith in me."


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