After weeks of speculation and it being a done deal then everything going quiet the club have today announced that Hatem Ben Arfa has been signed on loan from Olympique de Marseille, with the possibility of a permanent transfer. I have to admit that this is a very exciting signing and I cannot wait to see him the black and white shirt! He has been given the squad number 37 for the season.
He flew to Newcastle on his own accord a few weeks ago, so he obviously really wants to be a part of the club, which is another plus really. I am hoping he is the new Laurent Robert in terms of being an exciting flare player.