After having enlisted a Bleuet, Jorge Sampaoli is now thinking of signing an (ex) international tricolor, in this case Hatem Ben Arfa.
Despite limited financial resources, Olympique Marseille is in the process of achieving an exceptional transfer window. The Phocéens have been among the most active on the market in recent days by successively signing Konrad De La Fuente, Gerson, Cengiz Under and Mattéo Guendouzi. And they don’t intend to stop there. Other players are targeted, including a certain Hatem Ben Arfa.
According to The team, Jorge Sampaoli, the team’s coach, contacted the former French international. A player he knows quite well since he already tried to recruit him when he was at the head of Sevilla FC. The Argentine coach sought to probe HBA’s intentions and find out if he is interested in a freelance at the Vélodrome. Even if he has other touches, the one who has just been let free by Bordeaux would indeed be seduced by this prospect.
A second chance for Ben Arfa?
Ben Arfa has already played for OM. It was between 2008 and 2010. The experience had not been very successful, despite the particular conquest of the title of champion of France. At the time, he had had a complicated relationship with Didier Deschamps.
Eleven years later, and while he is in the last stage of his career, Ben Arfa (34) could therefore have the opportunity to catch up and defend the Olympian colors more honorably. It depends on him, but not only. Pablo Longoria will also certainly have a say in this matter, given the past of this player and also his salary demands.
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