Between the confirmed arrivals of Matteo Guendouzi, Cengiz Ünder and Gerson, and that expected of William Saliba, the transfer window of OM is decidedly agitated. But this Tuesday, The team reveals the existence of a track that no one had seen coming: the one leading to Hatem Ben Arfa, who had worn the Marseille colors between 2008 and 2011, and whose contract with the Girondins de Bordeaux ended on July 1 last after just one season.
“A first contact has taken place”
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The daily claims that Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli has discussed with the French international. “A first direct contact took place two weeks ago with the player”, affirms The team, who specifies that the Argentinian coach wanted to know “state of mind” by Ben Arfa. The newspaper also specifies that the former OM, OL and Nice had almost worked with Sampaoli by signing for Sevilla FC in 2016, before finally opting for PSG.
It remains for Jorge Sampaoli to convince his president Pablo Longoria, even if the status of free player of Ben Arfa “could weigh”. The player would like to stay in Ligue 1, despite proposals from Turkey, Saudi Arabia or China. And the prospect of working with Sampaoli, with whom “the current had passed” during their discussions in 2016, would delight him. Here is a whole case a soap opera that we did not expect. It could end in one of the most unlikely transfers of the summer.
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