Ex-Newcastle United man Hatem Ben Arfa set for football RETURN – Serie A move on cards for Frenchman

Former Newcastle United attacker Hatem Ben Arfa is finally set to return to football – with a move to Serie A on the cards.

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 5:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 5:23 pm
Rennes' French forward Hatem Ben Arfa reacts during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Stade Rennais Football Club at the Groupama stadium in Lyon, central-eastern France on December 5, 2018. (Photo by JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP)        (Photo credit should read JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP via Getty Images)
Rennes' French forward Hatem Ben Arfa reacts during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Stade Rennais Football Club at the Groupama stadium in Lyon, central-eastern France on December 5, 2018. (Photo by JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP via Getty Images)

The Frenchman has been without a club since his release by Rennes in the summer.

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Having seen a move to Ligue 1 Nantes fall through last month, Ben Arfa, who spent four years on Tyneside, is on the verge of signing for Genoa. The Serie A outfit are managed by Ben Arfa’s PSG teammate Thiago Motta.