The Ben Arfa saga seems to be coming to some conclusion, and we have to hope that he arrives next week on Tyneside.
Ben Arfa – arriving at Newcastle Tuesday or Wednesday next week?
There is news that Liverpool may be after the player – but on a permanent move, but we suspect this may be a bogus report – we hope this is a bogus report.
There’s other news coming out of France that the President of Olympique Marseilles, Jean-Claude Dassier, has been on TV in France talking about the possible move of Ben Arfa to Newcastle.
And this is what Jean-Claude Dassier said:
“We should have news on Tuesday or Wednesday. If the offer from NUFC is serious, and if Hatem agrees, the transfer is possible”.
That’s almost the type of thing you hear in bogus reports on a Sunday morning.
Maybe, if all goes well, he could even, perhaps, join Newcastle. Yes we’re exaggerating – but just a little.
But we like the fact that it could happen early next week, so we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed, but Ben Arfa alone will not be enough, and Newcastle need at least two more signings in the next 23 days.