The news is coming in that Ben Arfa may indeed be leaving Newcastle for a season long loan deal – and it’s to Hull City and Steve Bruce.
Ben Arfa – could be playing for Hull City next season
Sky Sports are reporting that Ben Arfa is in talks with Hull City right now, and the deal could well go through in the two hours still left in the transfer window.
There was news earlier today that Alan Pardew had made it clear to the French International that he would not be in the first team squad at Newcastle, even if he stayed on at the club, and that may have caused Ben Arfa to have a re-think about wanting to stay at Newcastle United.
We’re sure the loan deal – if it goes through – will give Hull City the option to buy Ben Arfa next summer – but come to think of it – that will no be necessary because he will be a free agent next summer. 🙁
We may still be seeing Ben Arfa in the Premier League next season – and maybe for longer than that – but not in a Newcastle shirt.
And since this is a loan deal we assume a clause in the contract will say he cannot play against Newcastle United – that’s good.
It’s a pity he didn’t move to the continent, but apparently he only wanted a move to a Premier League club.
Now he will be playing week in and week out at Hull City – and Steve Bruce must be rubbing his hands to get such a talented player at Hull City after Newcastle (Alan Pardew) made it clear they didn’t want the Frenchman.
It seems there has been a complete breakdown in communication between Ben Arfa and the Newcastle manager – and as far as we are concerned it’s a black mark against both men – and very unprofessional.
So will we see Ben Arfa running half the length of the field to score next season – in a Hull City shirt?
It’s a very smart move by Steve Bruce, but we may see some negative reaction to this news from Newcastle fans – who still wanted Ben Arfa to stay at the club.
What do you think?
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