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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

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.

Image: PA

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.

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Topics: Rayo Vallecano, Arsenal

Josh Lawless
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