Roma striker Jeremy Menez has put Premiership clubs including Liverpool, Newcastle and Spurs on high alert after reminding his current employers that he must play regularly or they will face the prospect of him leaving at the end of the season.
After a promising start to the season, Menez has seen his chances limited following the arrival of Vincenzo Montella into the dugout last month, and he admits leaving the club is something he will consider unless he is guaranteed regular action over the long term.
Menez suggested his relationship with certain members of the dressing room had become strained, telling L’Equipe: “I am not closed to thinking about leaving. It’s because of certain choices and certain people.” The Frenchman arrived in 2008 from Monaco, and has played 103 games for the Roman club but has struggled to gain a regular place in the 1st team throughout his time at Roma.
Liverpool, Spurs and Newcastle are all rumoured to be interested in the Frenchman, who, despite failing to reach the heights at Roma, has a big reputation following his successful career in France for Monaco and Sochaux.
While preferring a role on the left hand side of midfield, he has mainly operated as a striker. Menez has been described as a two-footed technically skilled playmaker with undeniable pace. These attributes could make him a success in the Premier League should any of the clubs take a step further in their interest.
Roma paid €10.5 million for his services and would be looking to recoup most of that should any Spurs, Liverpool, or Newcastle come in for him. While there is still some way to go in the season, many feel Menez will be on his way come the summer. There have been numerous fall outs between the Frenchman and the Italian side and the clubs hierarchy have lost patience with he player.