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Mathieu Flamini To Go On Trial To Surprising Club

Josh Lawless

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Mathieu Flamini To Go On Trial To Surprising Club

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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.

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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.

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.

Topics: Rayo Vallecano, Arsenal

Josh Lawless
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