Galatasaray right-back Sacha Boey has disclosed that he attracted interest from Olympique de Marseille and Arsenal during the summer transfer period.
Boey revealed that Marseille made an offer and that Arsenal were in talks but that as far as he knows an offer was not made.
The French full-back said that unless there is an offer ‘it means nothing’.
“It is true that Marseille were interested in me. There were things with OM […] I had contact with clubs. Galatasaray received offers. I had opportunities in the Premier League. Was Arsenal true? I don’t think so. There were talks between Galatasaray and Arsenal, but in any case, for me, when there is interest, and there is no offer, it means nothing. There is a huge difference,” Boey said in an interview with Carré.
Arsenal have continued to be linked with Boey this season who has maintained his impressive form this term.
His consistent performances have fueled discussions about a potential call-up to the French national team.
Despite primarily representing France’s U21 team, Boey’s name emerged as a potential option for Didier Deschamps’ senior squad in October, considering the scarcity of options at right-back for France.
While Boey’s international future remains unclear, his club future was also a topic of speculation during the summer transfer window.
The Frenchman was linked with potential moves to Burnley and Arsenal, but he ultimately decided to stay at Galatasaray.
Boey is under contract until 2025 and is expected to stay on at Galatasaray until at least the end of the season.
The 23-year-old has one goal in 23 appearances in all competitions for the Lions in all competitions this season.