Eric Abidal’s wife Hayet Abidal, announced that she is seeking a divorce owing to the extra-marital relationship the former Barcelona defender had with Paris Saint Germain’s midfielder Kheira Hamraoui, who was attacked on 4th November by thugs.

Eric Abidal was Barcelona’s Sporting Director during Kheira Hamraoui time with the Catalan club side.

In a press release on Friday, the wife of the former French international defender Eric Abidal, affirms that Eric has admitted “to an adulterous relationship with Ms Hamraoui” and that she will now demand a divorce in Barcelona, her lawyer, Nicolas Cellupica, has stated in a communiqué sent to the AFP.

In the investigation into the instance of physical violence that Hamraoui suffered on 4th November, investigators discovered, on Hamraoui’s telephone, a closeness with Eric Abidal.

Hayet Abidal affirms that it was these revelations that forced Eric to admit to an extra-marital affair with Hamraoui to his wife.

Picture of Kheira Hamraoui’s leg after the attack

Contacted by the AFP, Eric Abidal’s lawyer, Olivier Martin, affirmed that his client would not be making any statement at this time.

Eric and Hayet Abidal are both due to be questioned in the investigation into the physical violence suffered by Hamraoui on 4th November, which is currently being led by the Versailles court.