Hatem Ben Arfa open to PSG move
Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa has confessed that he would be open to a move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
The Frenchman has enjoyed a successful period in the Premier League following his 2010 arrival at St James’ Park.
His impressive form has seen him linked with big money moves on a number of occasions, but he has elected to stay in the North East.
However, he has admitted that his loyalty would be tested should PSG attempt to sign him, but that he would only consider moving on at the end of the season as the Magpies battle against relegation:
“After I have saved my club, you never know. Signing for PSG would be a childhood dream.” He is quoted by talkSPORT.
“If there is a proposal, I will study it with interest. If there is a proposal. The ‘if’ is important. PSG is a club that lives in my heart. To play would be a nice gift.”
The 25-year-old started his senior career with Lyon, making over 50 first-team appearances.
But, after a bust-up with a team-mate he left the club in 2008 to join Marseille, after rejecting rumoured interest from Manchester United.
He again impressed in southern France before agreeing a loan switch to Newcastle during 2010.
Despite a serious injury, the Tyne club turned the deal into a permanent one a year later.