More comments from Ben Arfa’s agent today, about Newcastle’s top midfielder, 23 year-old Frenchman Ben Arfa.
Ben Arfa – when he first arrived in Newcastle last August
The lad is getting close to returning to Newcastle to resume training with the squad, and we heard this morning that he seems to be in top physical shape already, having been training at the famous French National Football Academy, Clairefontaine, just outside of Paris.
The news is that the lad is working a full six hours a day, under the careful supervision of Paris Saint-Germain doctor Eric Roland, and the doctor told the French press yesterday that Ben Arfa was making significant progress.
And the Newcastle Journal this morning is reporting that with recent cardiogram tests performed at the Academy, the former Marseille midfielder is now in better condition than when he arrived on Tyneside last August.
That’s good to hear.
His agent Simon Stainrod has revealed what Hatem has been thinking while he’s been out:
“The permanent move is good for Hatem, it’s good for the fans and hopefully it’s good for the club,”
“Hatem is just grateful to Alan Pardew, he’s grateful to Derek Llambias and he’s grateful to Mike Ashley.”
“I think it lays a marker down and now Hatem is desperate to get back playing and pulling on that black and white shirt again.”
“He told me that his goal is to become one of the best players in the world in a Newcastle shirt.”
It will be a great time indeed, when Ben Arfa is back on Tyneside, and then when he first appears on that St. James’ Park pitch again, he’s going to be surprised by the massive roar that will come from the very appreciative Newcastle fans.
They have already taken this lad to their hearts, and why not, when his aim is to be a world class player for Newcastle United?
Sounds good to us – in fact it sounds very good to us.