Newcastle outcast ready for Greece adventure

Hatem Ben Arfa is a January a transfer target for Greek giants Olympiakos, according to Chronicle Live.

The Frenchman has been told by Newcastle that he will not be welcome back and he has recently gone AWOL on during his loan spell at Hull City.

And Ben Arfa’s agent Michael Ouzaine has revealed a move next month is on the cards – as is a potential documentary about the French star’s life as a professional footballer.

He said: “There are a lot of clubs interested in him, despite everything that has been said. He will have a new club in January, that won’t be a problem, don’t you worry.”

And French film-maker Bruno Sevaistre has confirmed he is hoping to film a fly-on-the wall documentary about Ben Arfa’s life as a professional, having filmed a similar documentary when Ben Arfa was just a youngster trying to get his big break at France’s Clairefontaine football headquarters.

Sevaistre said: “I feel a little responsible for all the media exposure around Hatem and the consequence this has had on his career.

“This film, or this series – it hasn’t been decided yet – is a way to redress the balance.

“We don’t always see the best of Hatem. I filmed him crying with those close to him, but he is a boy who is the total opposite to his reputation. He is sensitive, serious, fragile.

“People don’t have any idea of the obstacles he has had to overcome in his career.”

 


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