Nice reach agreement for Ben Arfa

Published January 3rd, 2015 - 08:57 GMT

Hatem Ben Arfa is on the verge of joining Nice on loan after the Ligue 1 club reached an agreement with the Newcastle midfielder.

The former France international has six months remaining on his deal at St James's Park, with the move to Nice following an unsuccessful loan spell with Hull City.

A statement on the French club's website read: "Nice confirms having reached an agreement in principle with Hatem Ben Arfa. The French international will pass the medical examination Monday, prior to his signature.

"Hatem Ben Arfa has never been so close to Nice. The attacking midfielder is expected to continue his career in the red-and-black jersey."

Ben Arfa has endured a chequered time in England, scoring 14 times in 86 games for Newcastle before appearing nine times for Hull this season.

His time on Humberside ended early after manager Steve Bruce admitted in December that he had no idea where the 27-year-old was.

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