Hamburg's Jonathan Pitroipa wants to leave

The tricky Burkinabe winger is unhappy with the coaching situation and wants to join the exodus of players departing the Imtech Arena with a move to Ligue 1 on the cards

Hamburg winger Jonathan Pitroipa has stated his desire to leave the club as he believes that he has no future under the current coaching regime of Michael Oenning.

"I would strongly like to leave Hamburg," he told Bild. "I see no real future here for myself. I would simply like to return to playing on a regular basis."

Ligue 1 outfit Rennes are believed to be interested in the former Freiburg man. The Burkina Faso international, who is known for his pace and dribbling skills, has long attracted the interest of Stade Rennais, who would have to fork out €5 million.

His agent Nick Neururer believes that Rennes will secure Pitroipa for less and told the Hamburger Morgenpost: "[Rennes] will not pay that much. He arrived on a free transfer, which was not good for his market value.

“The transfer could go through swiftly, but we should be patient for now."

Pitroipa found himself unable to hold down a guaranteed spot in the starting line-up this season although he still managed 26 appearances in total in which he scored twice and provided his team-mates with seven assists.

With Hamburg's new director of football Frank Arnesen attempting to usher in a new era at the Bundesliga's only ever-present club, Pitroipa would follow the likes of Frank Rost, Ze Roberto, Joris Mathijsen and Ruud van Nistelrooy out of the door.

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