Former PSG & Newcastle midfielder Ben Arfa receives contract offer from Galatasaray
December 21, 2019
The Turkish giants are eager to sign the 32-year-old, who has been a free agent since the summer
Galatasaray have offered French midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa an 18-month contract to join the club.
The 32-year-old has been without a club since leaving Rennes in June, despite attracting interest from a number of sides across Europe.
Lyon have been heavily linked with Ben Arfa due to an injury crisis which has seen key duo Memphis Depay and Jeff Reine-Adelaide sidelined, while Fiorentina had been tipped to sign the Frenchman back in October.
Fenerbahce and West Ham have also been listed among the midfielder’s potential suitors, but he remains a free agent heading into the January transfer window.
Goal can confirm that Galatasaray have now tabled a firm offer for Ben Arfa’s services, which includes a €4 million signing on bonus and a €3m-per-year wage packet.
Ben Arfa would aim to rebuild his reputation with the Turkish giants, who regularly compete in the Champions League while challenging for silverware on domestic fronts.
The ex-France international was billed as one of the most talented players of his generation after starting his career at Lyon, but has since failed to fulfil his immense potential amid concerns over his attitude and fitness.