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PSG complete Hatem Ben Arfa deal


Hatem Ben Arfa has signed for Paris St-Germain from Nice on a two-year deal.

The 29-year-old is enjoying something of a career resurgence, after a disappointing few years in England.

He had spells with Newcastle United and Hull City, before signing for Nice last year.

After a productive 2015-16 season in which he scored 17 goals and created six more, he earned a move to the French champions.

It remains to be seen how Ben Arfa fits the profile of new PSG manager Unai Emery, who replaced Laurent Blanc as coach earlier this week.

Emery is a stickler for detail, applying meticulous preparation to his team setup and placing great tactical responsibility on his players.

However, Ben Arfa is a player who has showed on a number of occasions he can alter the course of a tight game with his brilliance.

PSG moved quickly to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic, after the charismatic Swede signed for Manchester United.

Ben Arfa spoke after penning the deal:

“Paris Saint-Germain has always been a very special team for me, so to wear this jersey at the Parc des Princes is a childhood dream. It is an honour that the Club is giving me this opportunity, making this dream come true. I will do my utmost to represent my new team to the best of my abilities and to make our supporters proud. Finally, I would like to thank OGC Nice, who helped me get back to enjoying my football again and gave me another chance to show French fans what I am capable of on the pitch.”


By Steve Osborne                       @BlizzardSteve75

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