Pardew: Hull outcast Ben Arfa will NOT return to Newcastle

AXED ... Hatem Ben Arfa.
AXED ... Hatem Ben Arfa.

ALAN Pardew says Hatem Ben Arfa will NOT return to Newcastle United.

Hull City are set to terminate the forward’s season-long loan next month.

Ben Arfa has fallen out of favour at the KC Stadium after failing to impress at the club.

And United manager Pardew, speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Capital One Cup quarter-final against Tottenham Hotspur, has suggested that the 27-year-old will be loaned out again or sold in next month’s transfer window.

“He won’t be coming back here – that’s all I can say,” said Pardew.

Pardew had frozen out Ben Arfa – who is out of contract next summer – late last season.

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