There has been reports this morning that Newcastle United have contacted Hatem Ben Arfa’s agent with a view to opening contract talks with the enigmatic French star. The news will undoubtedly be music to the ears of the Newcastle United fans who see the talented wing player as one of the most exciting players currently donning the famous black and white stripes.
There has been constant speculation in recent transfer windows that Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers is a keen admirer of the former Lyon and Marseilles star, and would be very interested in taking him to Anfield to ply his trade, while there have been reports that Laurent Blanc would be keen to take him back to France as part of his new look PSG side. If Hatem Ben Arfa was to sign a new deal with the club, this would surely represent a massive coup on our part.
Hatem Ben Arfa has fallen in love with this famous club of ours, and has spoken fondly of how much support he had received from the Toon Army following his horrific double leg break back in October 2010 following a horror tackle by Nigel de Jong.
It is reported that Ben Arfa would be open to the possibility of staying, but it could cost the club as much as 80k a week with an incentive based contract, which would surely be both appearance and performance based.
I admire the ability of the hugely talented Hatem Ben Arfa, and while he may amaze and frustrate in equal measure, he showed what he can bring to the table with his wonderful winning goal at home to Fulham in our last Premier League game. If these reports are true, it is indeed very good news, Let’s hope he’ll sign on the dotted line. What do you think of Wor Hatem?
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