Lille launches on the Hatem Ben Arfa track


To replace Yusuf Yazici, on track to go on loan to CSKA Moscow, Lille have reportedly started discussions with French midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa (34).

Hatem Ben Arfa could soon make his return to Ligue 1 grounds. While the French international has been free of any contract since his departure from the Girondins de Bordeaux, after a lackluster season during the 2020-21 financial year ( 25 matches played, 2 goals), Lille is considering enlisting him this winter, as revealed The team. Information that we are able to confirm to you.

In case the Northern club would lend its Turkish international midfielder, Yusuf Yazici (24), to CSKA Moscow this winter, Hatem Ben Arfa is among the targets of the reigning French Champion to replace him. The 34-year-old midfielder is close to Olivier Létang, the president of LOSC, who already wanted to bring him in last summer.

Contacts have been established

After many summer contacts (in Greece, Turkey, at LOSC and with an Italian club in particular) and an approach from Esperance Tunis in September, HBA was still awaiting a new project. “For the moment, he takes his time and continues to train while waiting for a good project. In any case, he is free, so he can engage wherever he wants and very quickly ”, explained to us a source close to the player, last October.

Discussions have already been established between Lille and the player trained at Olympique Lyonnais, looking for a new opportunity since the end of last season. The latter is now waiting for Yazici to fly to CSKA Moscow, which has definitely come to an agreement with Lille for the loan, with option to buy, of the Turkish international (38 caps, 2 goals).

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