Wednesday February 5 2014
Parma delighted with Biabiany stay

Parma director Pietro Leonardi has claimed that the club are ‘proud and happy’ to have kept hold of Jonathan Biabiany.

It looked almost certain that the wide man would leave the Crociati in January, with Milan, Lazio and Guangzhou Evergrande all registering an interest in the French winger.

However, having staved off bids from those clubs, the Ennio Tardini director has insisted that the former Inter man is focused on doing well for Roberto Donadoni’s team.

“Biabiany never asked to leave,” he told a Press conference. “The Chinese club came forward via intermediaries, but there was never anything absolutely concrete.

“Lazio’s focus on the player has been known for some time, but we must have done something right to keep him.

“As I’ve said, we’re delighted he’s here. We’re very proud that Biabiany has decided to stay.”

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