Further updates to the amazing news this afternoon that Newcastle had apparently finally agreed a loan deal for Marseilles 23 year-old top star Ben Arfa.
Ben Arfa – will now travel to Newcastle to complete the deal
Marseilles President Jean-Claude Dassier has revealed that the midfield player and France International Hatem Ben Arfa is due to fly to Newcastle tomorrow to complete a protracted loan move to the Newcastle United club.
The move was first revealed a few weeks back, with Ben Arfa himself keen to push the loan deal though, as he has often said he wanted to join the famous Newcastle United club, one of the best supported teams around, and he has spoke well of the manager Chris Hughton.
The 23-year-old has even refused to train with the French club in order to force a move away from the French Champions.
The deal for the 23-year-old will not come cheap to Newcastle, and it will cost them more than £2M, but as we revealed earlier today Newcastle have agreed to an option of making the move permanent at the end of the season for £5M.
This will be great news for Newcastle fans everywhere, and this boy has talent galore, and we suspect he will be welcomed with open arms by the Toon Army – and he may be surprised at the warm welcome he gets on Tyneside.
We hope this deal gets tied up in the next couple of days, and have to assume that the wages the French star was asking for are not a deal breaker.
It will be great to have this lad playing in black and white stripes – just great!