Le Parisien report that French free agent and attacking midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa will join a new club this week.
HBA continues to take legal action against PSG, who are refusing to pay his morality clause bonus, under the auspices of the fact that the former Nice man missed the trip to Qatar in December 2017.
Ben Arfa insists that he did not turn up because of a virus, which medical certificates validate. PSG argue that the documents are incomplete and insufficient and suspect that HBA made up this illness so as to not have to visit the country where the owners of the club live.
The amount in question, €25k, is symbolic, but Ben Arfa wants to make a point.
With that case ongoing, Ben Arfa is intent on finding a new club. He currently has 4 offers on the table: from Rennes & Nice in France and Benfica and Sporting Portugal in Portugal.
Benfica are playing the 2nd leg of their Champions’ League qualified against PAOK FC on Wednesday, having drawn 1-1 in the home encounter, and Ben Arfa wants to wait to see the outcome of that before making a definitive decision.
Ben Arfa’s history with Nice is well-known, and Les Aiglons remain in pole position to land the 31-year-old, despite a strong summer-long charm offensive led by President Olivier Letang and manager Sabri Lamouchi for Rennes.