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Nice to sign Ben Arfa from Newcastle

Newcastle winger Hatem Ben Arfa heading back to France to join Nice

Nice to sign Ben Arfa from Newcastle

NICE, France (AP) -- French club Nice says it has reached a deal to sign Newcaslle winger Hatem Ben Arfa.

Nice said on Saturday that Ben Arfa has agreed to a move "in principle" and will have a medical in the Mediterranean city on Monday.

Ben Arfa, a member of the so-called "Generation 87" -- a group of promising players born in 1987 that included Karim Benzema, Samir Nasri and Jeremy Menez -- fell out with former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and spent the last months of his English spell on loan at Hull City.

Ben Arfa has scored 2 goals in 13 matches for France but has not played with the national team in more than two years.

Ben Arfa also played for Lyon and Marseille before joining Newcastle in 2010.

Updated : 2021-09-26 17:23 GMT+08:00