Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of Hatem Ben Arfa on a two-year deal. Ben Ar...
Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of Hatem Ben Arfa on a two-year deal.
Ben Arfa, 29, was out of contract at Nice and the French champions have beaten off competition from a number of European clubs to sign the player.
The France international, who scored 17 goals and provided six assists in Ligue 1 for Nice last season, is thrilled to have made the move to the French capital.
Le @psg_inside est heureux d’annoncer la signature du contrat d’Hatem Ben Arfa jusqu’au 30 juin 2018 #TheDreamHunter pic.twitter.com/0ukOIMPlNL— PSG Officiel (@PSG_inside) July 1, 2016
"Signing with Paris Saint-Germain is a very happy and a proud moment," Ben Arfa told PSG's official website. "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.
Ben Arfa, who has also played for Lyon, Marseille, Newcastle and Hull, will be keen to impress new PSG boss Unai Emery after he succeeded Laurent Blanc last month.
His career looked to have plummeted before his arrival at Nice, with his time in England ending with a failed loan spell to Hull after a falling out with then-Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who left the Frenchman to train with the club's reserves.
Ben Arfa could soon be joined by Grzegorz Krychowiak at the Parc des Princes, with the Poland international expecting to soon have news about whether his proposed move from Sevilla will be completed.