West Ham fans are split on the latest transfer rumour, as reports in France claim they could make a shock swoop for free agent Hatem Ben Arfa.
You’d be hard pushed to find a career that’s gone from high to low and back again as many times as Ben Arfa’s, but it seems Manuel Pellegrini could be set to offer him another chance in the Premier League.
According to French outlet Foot365 (via GFFN), the Hammers have entered the race to sign the Frenchman on a free transfer.
The 31 year-old, who can play anywhere across the attack and has 15 France caps, barely played for PSG last season and was not offered a new contract this summer.
Ben Arfa made his name in Ligue 1, dominating for Lyon and Marseille before his big move to Newcastle. The dazzling winger scored some incredible goals for the Magpies, but was dumped to Hull thanks to questions over his attitude and work ethic, and it didn’t go well from him there either.
He then went back to France, reviving his career by scoring 17 league goals in 34 appearances with Nice. This earned him his final big move to PSG, where once again it has all gone so wrong for him.
There’s no doubt he’s got a ridiculous amount of talent though, and if Pellegrini could get his head right he could be great depth for the likes of Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson.
Fans are split on making a move though, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Serious serious amount of talent for a free transfer. Never really reached his potential.
— Bill Maynard (@BillyMaynard) July 26, 2018
I don’t know what to say to this! He was very good at Newcastle a long time ago.
— J (@james_blacknell) July 26, 2018
How much wingers to we need. Sign a dm already
— Jurac (@54fc875286444f7) July 26, 2018
No thanks he messes with dressing room relationships
— Adam Wills (@adamtimothywill) July 26, 2018
Very good player when on form like at Newcastle
— Jack Buckland (@jackbuckland02) July 26, 2018
No. God no.
— Sam Wilson (@SamWilsonWhu) July 26, 2018
10000% would take him! On his day absolutely phenomenal and I think MP would get the best out of him!!
— ⚒Sam the Hammer⚒ (@samcwhufc) July 26, 2018