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Claims In France Of Ben Arfa Representatives Talking To Spurs

9 years ago

French website Foot Mercato have reported that the French sports channel Infosport+ is claiming that Hatem Ben Arfa’s representatives have begun talks with Tottenham, regarding a move in the summer.

As to whether there is any truth in this rumour is another matter, however the possibility of Ben Arfa going to Tottenham is being linked with the likely departure of Gareth Bale.

Though as Foot Mercato point out, if there was any basis in the link with Spurs, it would represent a big turnaround from what Hatem Ben Arfa said only a couple of weeks ago;

“I want to stay at Newcastle, there are only journalists who say otherwise. My agent and I have not talked about it, I’m focused 100% on Newcastle and hope to stay here.”

Experience tells us that stories such as this don’t have a big success rate but what is for sure is that a combination of a team fighting relegation yet having big name international players, will always equal transfer speculation.

If the worst did happen to Newcastle in the remaining few weeks of the season, then I’d hate to imagine the hysteria and speculation in the media surrounding the future of our big name players.

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