Hatem Ben Arfa and Jorge Sampaoli chatted a month ago. Champion of France with OM in 2010, the attacking midfielder hoped to return to the club.
Hatem Ben Arfa will not return to Olympique de Marseille. While information indicated this Tuesday that the attacking midfielder had discussed with Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli, the undersides of this conversation have been cleared up. Obviously, the Argentinian strategist did not intend to bring the French back to the Canebière.
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Thomas Bonnavent gave more details on this episode. The journalist of WFC explained that, if an interview between Ben Arfa and Sampaoli had indeed taken place on June 4, it is because the latter would have done so only ” out of respect and affection for the player “. He also specified that this interposed video discussion ” about twenty minutes “Took place” at the request of Ben Arfa “.
🔵⚪️INFO OM: Ben Arfa will not come to OM!
The HBA – Sampaoli interview took place on June 4th. Appointment remotely (visio) of about twenty minutes at the request of Ben Arfa! Sampaoli agreed to meet the player out of respect and affection for the player.
– Thomas Bonnavent (@TBonnavent) July 6, 2021
Jorge Sampaoli, who had already considered recruiting the 34-year-old when he coached Sevilla FC, also relied on the choice of the Marseille management who did not want to bring Hatem Ben Arfa. What strongly disappoint the latter, who will have to find another point of fall.
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