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Paris Saint-Germain Sign Hatem Ben Arfa

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PSG Sign Hatem Ben Arfa

Paris, France – Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of Hatem Ben Arfa on a two-year deal.

The 29-year-old reportedly snubbed interest from Leicester City, Lyon and Sevilla to pen a two-year deal with the Ligue 1 champions after scoring 17 league goals last season with Nice.

“Signing with Paris Saint-Germain is a very happy and a proud moment,” Ben Arfa told PSG’s official website. “Paris Saint-Germain has always been a very special team for me, so to wear this jersey at the Parc des Princes is a childhood dream.

“It is an honour that the club is giving me this opportunity, making this dream come true. I will do my utmost to represent my new team to the best of my abilities and to make our supporters proud.

“Finally, I would like to thank OGC Nice, who helped me get back to enjoying my football again and gave me another chance to show French fans what I am capable of on the pitch.”

PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi added: “I am happy to welcome such a talented player as Hatem Ben Arfa to our club. For numerous years now, Hatem has been a major player in French football and was one of the most brilliant players in Ligue 1 last season.

“Our fans have been anticipating the arrival of a player of his style and I know he will provide them with a lot of excitement on the field. With his support, Paris Saint-Germain reaffirms its commitment to develop a spectacular style of football.”

Ben Arfa marks new PSG manager Unai Emery’s first signing, who comes to the French capital to take the club to European glory.