The breaking news is that Inter-Milan are interested in taking Hatem Ben Arfa today, and the news is being reported on Italian site Tuttomercato.
Ben Arfa – there’s an Inter link
We have to think this is one of those daft stories that get produced on the last day of the transfer window, and there’s just no way Newcastle should be even thinking about selling Ben Arfa at the moment, since he could well fill that withdrawn striker role for the rest of the season, that Yohan Cabaye had.
Tuttomercato are reporting that Inter-Milan want the French winger in a late bid to get him to Italy.
Ben Arfa has been out of favor at Newcastle this season, but whenever he does get a chance – like last Tuesday at Norwich – he was our best player.
And unless Newcastle want to see and hear the fury of their fans – there should be no way the club are even thinking of letting Ben Arfa go – whatever fee Inter are willing to offer.
We cannot decimate our team just because top clubs come in with big money offers very late in the transfer window.
Mike Ashley has to understand there’s more than just money in football – that keeping good players and building a top team is another thing that football is all about – especially at Newcastle United.
This has to be nonsense.
We hope. 🙁
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