This is not a new rumour as we were linked with the 24-year-old back in January. Nothing came of it back then of course as El-Arabi elected to stay with his boyhood club, but circumstances change and now El-Arabi has stated his desire to leave the Ligue 1 strugglers in the summer, with a team in England or Spain being the preferred destination for the Moroccan international.
El-Arabi, who is under contract until 2013, told L’Equipe: “I have made my decision and I will leave. I have told the leaders of club my intention, but they know I’m going to keep giving everything until the end season.”
“There are lots of clubs interested in me, but I have not decided where I want to go yet. I’m attracted to leagues in Spain and England.”
El-Arabi has scored 15 goals in 30 appearances so far this season, which isn’t bad at all considering his current club sit just one point ahead of the relegation places. No doubt Graham Carr will have cast an an eye over him at some point considering our well documented French scouting missions.
From the looks of this video (Dennis Wise syndrome), he certainly looks like a canny player.
Another day another link then, but only time will tell whether or not there is any truth in it. I do think we’ll be active in the French league though, so you never know.
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