Published On: Tue, Apr 2nd, 2013

Arsenal and Tottenham target admits he is open to departure

French defender Sebastien Corchia has said he may leave Sochaux at the end of the season, alerting North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham say talkSPORT.

The 22-year-old right-back is widely regarded as one of the brightest young prospects in Ligue 1 at the moment, and has been linked with a move to the Premier League.


According to reports, Arsenal and Tottenham are both interested and the local rivals are set to battle it out for Corchia’s signature.

In an interview with French newspaper L’Equipe, the defender said that his current job is to keep Sochaux up but admitted his dream was to play football at the highest level.

“For now I am thinking about Sochaux and want to save the club from relegation,” he said.

“After that my dream is to go to a big club. We will wait and see what happens at the end of the season.”

Why do Arsenal and Spurs need him?

Carl Jenkinson and Bacary Sagna are Arsenal’s current right-back options, but with question marks surrounding the long-term future of the latter at the Emirates, the Gunners need to bring cover with Corchia reportedly Arsene Wenger’s top target.

Meanwhile at Tottenham, Andre Villas-Boas is keen to provide further competition for Kyle Walker, and is believed to be monitoring the Sochaux star’s progress in France, ahead of a proposed Spurs bid.

It is thought that an £8 million bid may tempt Sochaux with PSG, AC Milan and Juventus also interested in the young right-back.

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- I am a 15 year old aspiring journalist and Reading FC fan currently doing my GCSEs. I joined Touchline Talk in March 2013 and am now a writer centrally focused on writing features. Follow me on Twitter: @OllyAllen1998

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