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Newcastle sign Ben Arfa from Marseille on long-term deal

Newcastle United have signed French midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa on a permanent deal from Olympique Marseille, the Premier League club said on Wednesday

Reuters, Wednesday 5 Jan 2011
Hatem Ben Arfa
Ben Arfa will remain with Newcastle
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The 23-year-old joined Newcastle on loan in September before breaking his leg the following month.

He has signed a contract until 2015.

“He’s obviously a top player and he’s shown that in France, at international level and in his short time here at Newcastle,” Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said in a club statement.

“Once he’s back fit, I have no doubt he’ll confirm just what a superb player he is.”

Newcastle, 10th in the league after 20 games, did not give details of the transfer fee.

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