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Newcastle Line Up New Signing To Relief Of All Fans

8 years ago
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It is reported this morning that Newcastle United are lining up a signing at long last but if Joe Kinnear attempts to take any credit for this one , we’ll know that he has really lost it this time.

In the summer it was mentioned that the club were due to begin contract negotiations with Hatem Ben Arfa but nothing ever materialised.

Now the Northern Echo are reporting that with now less than two years left on Hatem’s current deal, United are looking to sort an extended deal ASAP.

They also report that contract talks were postponed due to ‘a lack of negotiating opportunities’, something that will puzzle many with pretty much nothing else happening for over three months.

The player has always expressed his approval of life on Tyneside but as we have learnt to our cost with both Cabaye and Coloccini, you can count on very little these days.

His signature on a new contract though would give everyone a lift and heading up to the match at the minute without seeing him on the pitch, well it doesn’t really bear thinking about.

Mike Ashley will also be desperate to make sure that one of his biggest assets doesn’t end up in a position of only having one year left on his deal and the drop in value that would bring.

A new deal for Ben Arfa would of course also allow Alan Pardew to tell us that ‘It feels just like a new signing…’.

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