THIS ex-Newcastle United player's remarkable wait for a new club goes on

Former Newcastle United maverick Hatem Ben Arfa’s wait for a new club drags on.

But there could be light at the end of the tunnel for the Frenchman, with reports suggesting a move to Serie A is ‘edging closer’.

Genoa have been in discussions with the mercurial attacker, at Newcastle between 2011-2015, and according to reports in his homeland should seal a deal ‘in the coming months’.

The 32-year-old, who scored 13 goals in 85 games for United, was released by Rennes in May.

NEWCASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 22: Hatem Ben Arfa of Newcastle United sits on the bench during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St James' Park on March 22, 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Getty Images)