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Hatem Ben Arfa: The Situation

Football News seeks to clarify Newcastle United attacking midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa’s current transfer situation.

At the time of writing, Hatem Ben Arfa’s loan deal with Hull City has been terminated, we received confirmation on this from a source close to the player at the beginning of the week.

Hatem Ben Arfa has not reached any agreement with any club either but has been offered to a handful of sides in France, Germany and Spain.

Hatem Ben Arfa has met with OGC Nice manager Claude Puel and discussed the possibility of joining the club. Hatem Ben Arfa is interested in joining Les Aiglons. 

Lorient were offered Hatem Ben Arfa, but have not decided to go any further. 

Hatem Ben Arfa’s first priority before formalising an agreement with a new club is to terminate his current deal with Newcastle that expires in 6 months time. 

Talks will begin again imminently between Hatem Ben Arfa’s lawyer Jean-Jacques Bertrand and Newcastle over the possibilities of termination. 

Hatem Ben Arfa will be in Paris today to meet with a number of clubs, one of which is expected to be Hamburg who would be able to offer Ben Arfa a better contract than OGC Nice.

Hatem Ben Arfa has not discussed contractual details in depth with any club at present. 

[PHOTO: Zimbio.com]


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