The French coach Laurent Blanc has sent out a very positive message to Hatem Ben Arfa when speaking to French TV’s ‘Telefoot’.

Blanc has described Ben Arfa as ‘callable’ and no he hasn’t just found Hatem’s phone number!

Laurent Blanc:

“I haven’t just waited for the last few performances to follow Hatem.

We know he is a very talented boy. He has become callable again.

His coach (Alan Pardew) is very nice saying Laurent Blanc should call him for the Euros, but he hasn’t always played him since the start of the season. He waited a long time to play him again”.

We’ll overlook the lack of gratitude Blanc is failing to show for the job Alan Pardew has done on his mercurial but tricky to get right French genius.

I can only think that as well as deserving a place in France’s squad for this summer’s tournament, it can only be a massive boost for both the player and everybody else associated with Newcastle United if he does make it to the Ukraine/Poland.

It will undoubtedly help continue Ben Arfa’s upward trajectory as well as sending out the message to other potential Newcastle targets, signing for our club can help them fulfil both club and international ambitions.

Fingers crossed we’ll have Hatem Ben Arfa to help light up our summer.

Plus of course Blanc’s comments could juts make that extra minute difference next Sunday, a wonder strike/performance to put Ben Arfa and Newcastle United into the Champions League as well the player into the Euros.

5 comments
Porciestreet
Porciestreet

I think it would be an even bigger shock if we were to actually let the lad go.

PeterRobson
PeterRobson

Letting him go would come back to bite us in the arse, BIG TIME !!!


He shows so much promise, it would be a trevesty if we lost him !!!


The only problem is, as I see it, I don´t think "Cardew" (see what I did there ?) actually has the acumen or the tactical courage to help him progress !!!


At this stage of the season with nothing to play for, not even pride, judging by recent displays, we should be giving the likes of Woodman, Armstrong, and a couple of other bright young prospects the chance to shine and show some pride in the shirt !!!


I would rather see us lose after a passionate display than have to sit through another drab display, the likes of which we´ve seen too often this season !!!


Once upon a time we used to talk about having the "odd bad 45 minutes", nowadays all we have to look to is the odd good 45 minutes !!!


Hope is always the last thing to die !!!

Steve Passmoor
Steve Passmoor

can they take his fatha too while they're on? PLEASE!

mentalman
mentalman

send Woodman out on loan for a season, let Darlow and Elliot fight it out for reserve keeper

Pulse33
Pulse33

Reject them. Surely Mike knows that he could get more for him in the future. It is his strong point after all.