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Cuisance hopeful of new start in Osnabrück: "I really wanted to return to Germany."

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

Former FC Bayern München prospect Michaël Cuisance may no longer be regarded as the next big thing, but the French midfielder expressed his desire to revive his career after being loaned out to newly promoted 2. Bundesliga side VfL Osnabrück yesterday. 
Michaël Cuisance
Michaël CuisanceVfL Osnabrück
Even if his estimated market worth is back down to €3 million from its peak of €12 million some four years ago, French midfielder Michaël Cuisance remains the most valuable player in the squad of newly-promoted 2. Bundesliga side VfL Osnabrück. It has been a tough few years since a failed medical led to a big-money transfer from Bayern to Leeds being nixed and an uninspiring loan stint in his native France left only lower table Italian sides interested in him.

Cuisance's Serie B parent club Venezia FC opted to loan him out to Osnabrück yesterday. The former French youth international remarked at his unveiling that he had very much wanted to return to Germany. Cuisance - relegated twice in successive Serie A seasons with both Venezia and his latest loan club Sampdoria - had 46 top flight Bundesliga matches under his belt from his time with Bayern and Borussia Mönchengladbach. He's registered Bundesliga scorer points.

"I really wanted to return to Germany," Cuisance said at his introduction yesterday, "If you think about VfL, you immediately think about the fantastic fans and the atmospheric stadium. The club is a real traditional club and I am happy that it worked out with the transfer. The talks with those responsible at VfL gave me the good feeling right from the start that I am in the right place at the right time. I can hardly wait to play in purple and white."

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