NEAL MAUPAY wants to call it quits with Everton and return to Brentford next season.
The forward is on loan at the Bees from Goodison Park, where he has only made 12 Prem starts since arriving 18 months ago.
Maupay has clashed with two England stars in recent Prem games – Tottenham playmaker James Maddison and Manchester City defender Kyle Walker.
But he is more than content with life on the pitch and insists Brentford has “always been my club”.
Maupay left the Bees for Brighton in 2019 in a deal worth £20million.
But his switch to Everton three years later has not worked – and he was loaned back to West London in September.
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Now Maupay, 27, wants to stay at Thomas Frank’s side, although he is in the dark over where his future lies.
He said: “I’m not the person to decide but I feel happy here. I want to stay. There’s no hiding that.
“Brentford’s always been my club. They are the ones that gave me my chance. I’m grateful to be here and will do my best to help the club.
“I feel great. I’m happy. Hopefully, Brentford feel the same way.”
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Frenchman Maupay knows Bees’ survival hopes will be tested with Liverpool and Manchester City to come next.
He said: “I don’t know if we can be optimistic. They’re two of the best teams in the world.
“We have to be ready. Everyone expects us to lose but we have nothing to lose.
“With our quality and a good plan, we can get something.”
Source: Soccer - thesun.co.uk