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Mathieu Flamini is to go on trial with Spanish side Rayo Vallecano, according to MARCA.
The Frenchman, who turned out for Arsenal, Marseille and Milan in his career, has been a free agent since the end of the 2016/17 season when he was released by Crystal Palace.
But he could well return with second-tier Rayo as he is to head to the club's training ground for a trial, where he will look to impress the manager Michel and earn a contract.
The 33-year old only made 10 Premier League appearances for Palace last season after struggling with injury, but an opportunity to return to the game has arrived, with eighth-placed Rayo a tad light in midfield this season.
Flamini made a total of 246 appearances for Arsenal across two spells, winning back-to-back FA Cups in his second stint. Images: PA
Flamini isn't getting younger but he would arrive in Vallecas with a wealth of experience, with over 400 career appearances under his belt.
One would think his passion for football is still there - after all it's not like he needs the money. The Frenchman set up a company called "GF Biochemicals" with business partner Pasquale Granata back in 2008 and reckons it could be worth up to £20 billion.
Had a great conversation on sustainability with @tomheapmedia edia at the @EFIBconference , a market leading event for the industrial biotechnology sector. :earth_americas::earth_africa: pic.twitter.com/7sKWSAcJop- Mathieu flamini (@mathieuflamini) November 15, 2017
Mathieu Flamini has revealed that his energy firm GF Biochemicals could now potentially be worth "up to £20billion". pic.twitter.com/oqZvOo5qD1
- afcstuff (@afcstuff) November 14, 2015
GF Biochemicals became the first company to mass produce Levulinic Acid (LA), which could replace oil in all forms as a much more environmentally friendly alternative.