Saturday, 26th January, 2013

Yoann Gourcuff’s agent has claimed that Zinedine Zidane has advised his client to move to Atletico Madrid.

Diego Simeone’s men want to take the midfielder on loan until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent move during the summer.

However, Gourcuff’s current club Lyon want to bring in cash if the 26-year-old goes, while Atletico Madrid are thinking only in terms of a free loan.

The player himself though has been told by Zidane to head to the Vicente Calderon if he gets the chance, a destination which the former Real Madrid star considers perfect for his countryman.


"Zidane told him not to hesitate because Atletico is an ideal destination for him right now", Gourcuff’s agent Nikola Franco told Spanish daily AS.

Atletico Madrid are currently flying high in La Liga, second only to Barcelona and well on course for Champions League football next season.

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