Football: Pires considering return to Metz

26th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, April 25, 2007 (AFP) - Villarreal's Robert Pires said Wednesday that he is considering ending his career at his first club, Metz in France.

PARIS, April 25, 2007 (AFP) - Villarreal's Robert Pires said Wednesday that he is considering ending his career at his first club, Metz in France.

The former World Cup winner with France and Premiership champion with Arsenal was speaking to French television channel Europe1.

He said he would consider rejoining the club he started his career with, before moving on to Marseille and then Arsenal, at the end of next season.

"When I left Metz (in 1998) I told Mr (Carlo) Molinari (the Metz president) that I would re-sign for him one day," said Pires.

"I never close doors. I study every possibility. It's not certain but I'm thinking about it. For next season it's not possible but we'll talk again in April 2008."

Pires had said he was going to retire at 32 or 33 years of age but now 33, he feels like continuing.

He missed the majority of this season with a knee injury, having joined the Spanish outfit from Arsenal in the close season.


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