Yacine Adli insists he doesn’t regret turning Arsenal down, even though he didn’t play for six months at Paris Saint-Germain and ended up transferring to Bordeaux.
For those that don’t remember, Yacine Adli came very close to completing a transfer to Arsenal last summer, before eventually deciding he’d prefer to stay with PSG instead.
Over the next few months, he didn’t feature for the senior side at all, and he was even dropped from first-team training after expressing his frustration at not getting any chances. The saga reached its conclusion at the end of the January transfer window, as the young midfielder left on a permanent deal to Bordeaux.
Le Parisien spoke to the player after the move and asked if he had any regrets about staying in Paris last summer, after being followed by The Gunners and Bayern Munich.
“I regret nothing,” Adli said. “Even though I didn’t have any playing time in the last six months in Paris, I’m happy to have spent them there. I’ve been in daily contact with great players. I’ve progressed. But that’s old news for me. Today, I am focused on Bordeaux.”
Funnily enough, Bordeaux’s next game is a trip to face PSG on Saturday, so there could be quite a homecoming in store. It seems unlikely Adli will start the match though, having only eight minutes of Ligue 1 football to his name (all under Unai Emery).
Meanwhile, Arsenal ended up signing Matteo Guendouzi in Adli’s place, who effortlessly made the jump from Ligue 2 to the Premier League. It seems everything worked out for the best.