There have been no offers this summer so far for Newcastle’s French winger Hatem Ben Arfa, who is available for sale with one year left of his five year contract at Newcastle.
Hatem Ben Arfa – still on his way out of Newcastle?
And Ben Arfa’s time seems to have come to an ignominious end this year, after a number of arguments with manager Alan Pardew in the dressing room after games we lost – and there were a lot of them – and it seems those old questions about the Frenchman’s temperament have resurfaced.
That may be why no club is rushing in for the 27 year-old 13 times capped French International, but maybe his wage demands are also high – according to the Sunday Sun today.
But Hatem Ben Arfa has made it clear to anybody who will listen, that he still wants to stay on Tyneside, and when Newcastle are really short of creativity and flair in the side, we are selling our most creative and skillful player this summer.
There’s something wrong with that somehow.
Ben Arfa has been offered for sale by Newcastle to European clubs, and it seems the only current interest is from the Qatar Stars League, where the main draw is the money – and it’s hardly the standard of the football there, which is poor.
Not much could happen in the next four weeks as the World Cup goes on in Brazil and everybody is concentrating on that, but we still think a Champions League will come in for him this summer.
But if nothing happens by say mid-August, we suppose Ben Arfa could even be sent out on loan, to at least recuperate some of his wages in the final year of his contract.
It’s difficult to see how he can play for Newcastle again as long as Alan Pardew is the manager.
What do you think?