Since the transfer window opens tomorrow, we wonder if Newcastle will announce they have signed brilliant French International midfielder, Ben Arfa?
Hatem Ben Arfa – one terrific player
That would be great, and we are only half joking as that may indeed happen.
We were watching Sky Sports last night and they’ve already started that massive massive hype they seem to generate in the transfer windows, for their own good – of course – and they were putting up players that could be signed by the various clubs next month.
And up pops Hatem Ben Arfa and the word was that Newcastle were keen to sign the Frenchman.
And the reporter then said the news from the Ben Arfa camp was that they would welcome that, and that Ben Arfa just loved it at Newcastle.
Well, that sounds good, and even though there are words about Liverpool being interested, we think Ben Arfa decided last summer that he wanted to sign for the famous Newcastle United club, and nothing since then has changed that.
Indeed, when Chris Hughton was sacked, Ben Arfa said he was very sad and shocked about it all, but that his commitment was to the Newcastle United Club.
In other words, I still want to sign for Newcastle, even though Chris has gone.
While anything is possible in this world, we have to think it’s almost a certainty that Ben Arfa will sign for Newcastle next month – and that he will be one terrific signing for the club.
And if that happens Newcastle will have conducted themselves almost perfectly throughout the Ben Arfa saga, and seemingly have got themselves an absolute bargain too.
It’s always good to get a top top player, but when the lad says he only wants to play for Newcastle, that’s really something special.
We will also be coming out with our monthly report on the Frenchman early next month, to ensure the lad knows Newcastle fans haven’t forgot him during his long slog back to full fitness.
And maybe he will be a Newcastle player by then.