It’s safe to say that it is a pretty exciting time to be a Newcastle fan. The club have not disgraced themselves since their return to the Premier league, the much-disliked Mike Ashley is looking to sell the club and now, according to reports, former fans favourite Hatem Ben Arfa could be set for a return to Tyneside.
Ben Arfa has enjoyed some significant highs and some desperate lows since leaving St James’s Park permanently in 2015. The 30-year-old enjoyed a prolific season with Nice, scoring an incredible 17 goals in 34 games before a move to Paris Saint Germain materialised last summer.
However, since joining the French giants, the skillful winger, who is valued at £9million by Transfermarkt, has found it tough to break into the first-team and has been phased out of the squad this season.
Upon hearing the news of the possible availability of Ben Arfa, Newcastle fans took to Twitter, pleading with their club to bring a true fan favourite home…
— The Spectator's View (@thespectoview) October 19, 2017
Rafa. Buy Ben Arfa in January. Cheers @NUFC
— Ross (@shed1409) October 19, 2017
— Mxcky (@LikeMIKE1996) October 19, 2017
Ben Arfa on a free transfer in january is a no brainer #nufc
— Pacho (@HENDRY_SA) October 18, 2017
— tom (@Tommy_Da_Tank) October 18, 2017
Bring him home he would flourish under your wings Rafa #nufc
— Toontravel 3 (@toontravel2) October 18, 2017