Thereau open to Ligue 1 switch

Udinese forward Cyril Thereau claims he'd be open to a move to Ligue 1 after reports surfaced linking him with Marseille.

Thereau, who turns 33 on Sunday, is a boyhood Les Phoceens supporter and as he enters the last stage of his career, he is keen to test himself in France, preferably for struggling L'OM.

"If Olympique Marseille were to call, I'd come running whenever they wanted," the former Chievo player told RMC.

Having made his name outside of France, the veteran striker has never played in the top flight of his home country. He represented Angers while in the third tier of French football before moves to RSC Charleroi, Steaua Bucuresti and Anderlecht prior to his Serie A venture.

"I could've been there a while back, now I'm practically 33 and it will become more of a complicated move," he added.

"Watching their recent games is painful, but it would be an absolute dream for me to play for Marseille. They just need to call me.

"I have a two-year contract with Udinese, but I am at my peak and can easily play on to 36 or 37. Although there is no link now, I'd love to end my career at my beloved Marseille."