Newcastle fans consider move for free agent Ben Arfa

Hatem Ben Arfa represented Newcastle United on loan in the first half of the 2010-11 campaign before completing a permanent move to the Magpies in January 2011.

It would be fair to say that the attacker was a popular figure at St James’ Park, and he scored 14 times in 86 appearances for the club before leaving for Nice in 2015.

Ben Arfa was outstanding at Nice during the 2015-16 campaign – scoring 18 times in 37 appearances for the French outfit before linking up with Paris Saint-Germain.

The Frenchman made 32 appearances for PSG during the 2016-17 season, but did not play a single match for the Ligue 1 giants last term before being released at the end of his contract.

Ben Arfa is now available on a free transfer, and it is understood that the 31-year-old has no plans to hang up his boots.

The Newcastle fans still have a lot of admiration for the attacker, and it seems that many would welcome him back to St James’ Park with open arms.

A selection of the Twitter reaction to what would be an incredible deal for Rafael Benitez’s side can be seen below: