According to French newspapers, Hatem Ben Arfa is flying to Barcelona to close a transfer deal for next summer. The 29-years-old player is been seeing boarding into a plane with Barcelona as a destination.
Ben Arfa played as a youngster for Olympique de Lyon, where he played with Karim Benzema. However, the winger showed a bad behaviour in several clubs so he couldn’t achieve great results in his career despite his quality.
He had problems with Deschamps, Cissé or M’Bami when he played for Olympique de Marsella, so he ended signing for Newcastle United. However, he had a fight with former Magpies boss Alan Pardew, so he had to leave the club on loan to Hull City.
This season he played really well for the French team Niza. The winger is being target by Barcelona as a great replacement for Suárez, Neymar or Messi.
Benzema’s former team mate might end playing for Barcelona next season. Although they started playing together in Lyon, the careers have been completely different, with the Real Madrid player having all the credit and titles.