Morocco's Belhanda set for Montpellier exit

Mohamad Mosselhi , Tuesday 8 Jan 2013

Montpellier are planning to sell the team's Moroccan forward Younes Belhanda during the January transfer window

Younes Belhanda
Montpellier's Moroccan forward Younes Belhanda (Photo: Reuters)

Montpellier president Louis Nicollin revealed on Tuesday that he is ready to accept offers for the team's Moroccan forward Younes Belhanda in the January transfer window due to his disappointing displays this season.

Belhanda, who played a key role in helping Montpellier win their first French league title last season, failed to impress in the 17 appearances he made in the competition this term.  

"I think he wants to leave the club," Montpellier's president Nicollin told France Football on Tuesday.

"I am completely frustrated with his performances this season. He has to find another club. At Montpellier, I think it is the end," he added.

However, Nicollin ruled out the possibility of accepting an offer from Turkish outfit Fenerbeche, who expressed their desire to sign Belhanda. He prefers to sell the player to a Premier League side for financial reasons.

"I love Turkey, but I prefer England. We want 15 million euro (to offload him), and Turkish clubs cannot afford that," he concluded.

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