Cissé to Dijon? 'A pure joke'

Publish on 26/06/2020 at 10:31 - D. CROSSAN


Dijon president Olivier Delcourt has dismissed the prospects of the club signing veteran Djibril Cissé as a "pure joke".

Speculation about a Dijon move intensified following an interview Cissé, 38, gave to his mentor Guy Roux on Europe 1 radio as the former French international forward spoke about making a Ligue 1 comeback in order to fulfil his ambition of reaching 100 career goals in the French top division. Two goals for Bastia between 2013 and 2015 left Cissé stuck on 96 Ligue 1 goals.

Cissé said: "Before Auxerre, I started out at Nîmes. Going back there would close the circle. There's also Dijon. I have respect for all clubs, and it would be a major gesture on their behalf."

Dijon's sporting director is Peguy Luyindula, Cissé's friend, but it does not appear as though that link will be enough for Cissé to secure his dream comeback in Burgundy. Delcourt told L'Equipe: "It's a pure joke. I admired Cissé as a player but I have not had him on the phone. Maybe he was trying hard to convince Peguy as he's close to him."