Speaking in an interview with Le Parisien, OGC Nice attacking midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa has stated that he believes he can and will catch up with Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I am not yet at my peak. Everything has become possible for me. In my head and in my legs, I am 24 or 25. It is the age where you gain maturity in football. I have evolved and I feel ready to go and get something else. I have a new strength. I have reached my serenity, I am consistent. With the work that I have done, I will continue to improve and gain in strength. I am convinced and it is coming soon.”
He then had his say on Barcelona as a proposition:
“The biggest club in the world… difficult to refuse.”
Then on Lyon:
“A very ambitious club… that has been reaching high in the coming years.”
Finally, Ben Arfa discussed another reported option, PSG:
“I will got the club that wants me the most, that prioritises me, to offer me playing time, to tell me who they will integrate me in their squad and what they want from me.”