Despite OGC Nice President Jean Pierre Rivère stating otherwise, Lyon President Jean Michel Aulas believes that Hatem Ben Arfa wants to join Lyon but that Leicester City are currently in pole position to land the player.
Speaking to Canal + this evening, Aulas discussed the French international’s future:
“Ben Arfa, it is a question of passion. He is close to our desire, our enthusiasm, to our fans. I think that he really wants to join Lyon. If he does not come, it will be for reasons that have nothing to do with passion. I believe that it is more Leicester City in terms of the direction he is heading. That is what people have told me who spoke to him on the phone this afternoon.”
A full report on Ben Arfa’s future to follow this evening.