Newcastle are almost certain to bolster their attacking ranks this summer, but should they pursue a deal for former fan favourite Hatem Ben Arfa?
You’d be hard pushed to find a player with as much wasted talent as Hatem Ben Arfa (we’re looking at you Mario Balotelli), but Newcastle fans would love to see the Frenchman back on Tyneside.
The 31 year-old left Tyneside permanently in 2015, and was nothing short of excellent for French side Nice, grabbing 17 league goals in 34 games to guide them to a top four finish.
His fantastic form earned him a dream move to PSG, which has turned into a bit of a nightmare for the talented but wayward winger, and he will be out of contract this summer.
If there is one man who could control and guide Ben Arfa, it’s probably Rafael Benitez, and while the Frenchman’s lack of defensive effort could stop him being a regular starter, he would certainly be an incredible impact player to have on the bench.
Newcastle fans clearly agree with this statement, as a whopping 79 per cent have said they would like to bring Ben Arfa in on a free signing this summer.
You can find the full poll results for yourself below…