Court rejects Hatem Ben Arfa’s €8m damages claim against PSG

The Conseil de Prud’hommes court in Paris has today rejected 32-year-old French attacker and free agent Hatem Ben Arfa’s €8m legal damages claim against PSG, the AFP have learned from both parties.

The player’s lawyer, Jean-Jacques Bertrand confirmed “that both parties have been dismissed… without further details.” He also confirmed that his client “would submit an appeal against the judgment.”

PSG’s lawyer, Marie-Hélène Cohen-Guilleminet confirmed that the court “rejected all his demands.”

Ben Arfa reproaches PSG for having excluded him from first team action for reasons unrelated to his footballing performances between April 2017 and the summer of 2018. He was demanding between €7m to €8m in damages for the prejudice that he feels he has suffered, an amount that corresponds to match and ethics bonuses that were in his contract but that he never received because he didn’t play nor did he conduct himself in a manner viewed as ethical by the club.

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