Mathieu Flamini has agreed terms with Getafe on a year-and-a-half contract in La Liga, according to reports.

Guillem Balague tweeted on Monday that Flamini will arrive in Spain on Tuesday or Wednesday to complete a deal.

The former Gunner has been a free agent ever since Crystal Palace released him at the end of the 2016/17 season, but now it seems like Getafe are willing to take a chance on him.

In the past, I wouldn’t generally pick out Balague as a reliable source of transfer news.

This window he’s doing a good job though, as one of the first to report the Arsenal Aubameyang interest.

Plus, when it comes to free agents like Flamini, there usually isn’t as much secrecy involved anyway or need to make stuff up to get hits.

The 33-year-old spent seven years with the Gunners over two spells, making 242 appearances and scoring 13 goals.

Getafe will certainly be signing an experienced player, even if he was relatively disappointing towards the end with Arsenal.

So Flamini will now take a short break from saving the world to return to his playing days.

In December, the footballer was speaking at the Stakeholder Forum about bioeconomy.

He’s the co-founder of GFBiochemicals, a company produces levulinic acid on a commercial scale. Their aim is to replace oil-based products currently dominating the market.

I’m sure the world will still need saving in a year-and-a-half’s time – if it’s still here.