Nuno Tavares has joined Marseille on mortgage for the season (Getty)
Nuno Tavares has revealed that Arsenal blocked his request to incorporate a purchase order clause as a part of his mortgage settlement with Marseille.
The 22-year-old struggled in his first season with Mikel Arteta’s facet after becoming a member of in an £8 million deal from Benfica final yr.
In the course of the summer season switch window, Arteta gave the inexperienced gentle for Tavares to hitch Marseille on mortgage with the intention to get common taking part in time.
However Tavares has revealed that he was pushing for Arsenal to just accept a purchase order choice which might enable him to make his keep at Marseille everlasting on the finish of the season.
Nonetheless, Arsenal stood agency and because it stands, Tavares might be returning to Arteta’s facet subsequent summer season.
‘At Arsenal, I have no idea if it was an issue of competitors with Kieran Tierney, however for me that’s not even the purpose,’ Tavares informed RMC Sport.
Nuno Tavares has impressed throughout his first few weeks at Marseille (Reuters)
‘I got here to Marseille to lastly have the ability to play in my place. When signing with Marseille, I needed to have an choice to purchase, however Arsenal refused.
‘With my brokers, we at all times needed this buy choice, however Arsenal didn’t.
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‘Now I’m at Marseille, and with or with out an choice, I’m joyful. At Arsenal, I might have in all probability solely performed within the cup.
‘I got here to Marseille to play in my place, within the Champions League, within the league and within the cup [competition]. Marseille gave me this chance.’
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