There is news today that Hatem Ben Arfa could still get his loan move to Newcastle United approved by his club Marseilles.
Hatem Ben Arfa – if he keeps quite he’ll get his wish
It’s good that we have heard nothing from the lad these last couple of days, because it seems that the Marseilles club will grant the loan deal if the player remains silent in public, which he certainly hasn’t been over the last few weeks.
Marseilles have not looked too good in this deal either, and they may be trying to save face a little, and if they can get their new targets through the door, one surprisingly is said to be former Newcastle winger Charles N’Zogbia, then they will agree to a loan move for Ben Arfa to Newcastle.
And it could all be done in the next couple of days.
Marseilles President Jean-Claude Dassier told RMC today:
“Within two days it will be resolved – then we will explain everything.”
The Evening Chronicle has played down the chances of Newcastle getting Ben Arfa once he returned to France yesterday, but we think this may be a ruse by Hughton and the club to get the attention off the move.
Marseilles’ problem with Ben Arfa will not go away anytime soon, and we would think the player and club have to part their ways soon, and certainly before the end of August, even if it’s just for one season.
One new report says that AC Milan are interested, but the news is that the player wants to play in England in the Premier League, and wants to play for the Magpies.
After last nights huge gulf in class seen between Newcastle United and Manchester United, the Tyneside club needs to add some new players with class to their roster, and if this deal can be done this week, it will provide Newcastle fans with a huge lift.
Here’s hoping the above logic holds true.