Nice Presdent Jean Pierre Rivere has affirmed that Ben Arfa is in talks with Barcelona over a potential summer move. “Barcelona are indeed one of the numerous clubs who have asked for Hatem,” he told France 3. “Frankly if it could happen I would be very, very happy for Hatem, who deserves to go to a club like Barca.
“If I was a player, I wouldn’t ask any questions, I’d go to Barca
“But it’s not yet done, according to what Hatem has told me. They’re still in discussions.”
Just a year back, Ben Arfa was released by Newcastle United and now he is sought after by the top clubs across Europe. Ben Arfa is coming off a remarkable season with Nice in which he scored 18 goals and has inspired them to the top 4 of Ligue 1.