Ben Arfa reveals Real offer
Hatem Ben Arfa claims that his ex-employers Lyon offered him to Real Madrid when he was due to sign with Marseille, in order to earn more profit and possibly for rivalry reasons.
The France international secured his move to L’OM on Wednesday, after snubbing OL’s first training days.
The misfit has expressed his relief to have put pen to paper with the Velodrome outfit and revealed that Lyon ‘sent’ Real representatives in order to make the deal collapse.
“For me Lyon is over,” he told OMTV. “It’s the end of the road, a changed was needed.
“Lyon directors sent people from Real Madrid while I was signing with Marseille to rush me to sign there because it was financially better for them, and because of plenty of things.
“But my heart told me to come here. Ihada deep desire to come here. I don’t have any regret. To the contrary, that’s a relief.
“Life’s made of risks, you have to be able to take ones and follow your principles.“
He is leaving Lyon at very bad terms it seems, so this really means that Real Madrid was not so much interested in him, it was more like, Lyon wanted Real Madrid to take interest in him so that they