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Perth Glory signing Gallas confirms Crystal Palace talks

Former Chelsea and Arsenal defender William Gallas has no regrets over his move to Perth Glory.

The French ace made his debut for Glory yesterday in their 1-1 draw with Adelaide United.

Gallas admits he spoke to Crystal Palace before signing with the Aussie outfit: "Crystal Palace? A lot of things were rumoured. I had a few contacts, but not as many as were rumoured. Anyway, it was the right time to start something new.

"I never thought about hanging up by boots. I felt I could do another year at the same level in a team where I wouldn't be under any pressure.

"If I stayed in Europe, I would have liked to join a club to be a substitute.

"For example at Marseille, I would have been happy to do that. I told their officials. I didn't want big wages. I would have been there to help the young players and play when needed. I would have loved to end my career at Marseille.

"Why didn't it happen? You will have to ask them."

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