As announced on Tuesday, Ben Arfa chose Paris Saint-Germain. This announce became official today as the former Nice player has just signed his contract.
While he were expecting him to sign with Sevilla, Hatem Ben Arfa went against the odds by signing for Paris Saint-Germain. A new recruit for Unai Emery, who got ahead of the Andalusian club, Leicester and Olympique Lyonnais.
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The francilien club formalized the news via a statement on it's official account: "The signing of French player (15 selections) is a strong sign of the club's ambitions for this upcoming season. "
Ben Arfa chose for his jersey the number 21, worn by the legend Ronaldinho during his first year spent at the club. That number could change however if Zlatan's number 10 were to remain vacant.
Author of 17 goals and 6 assists last season with OGC Nice, they 29 years old winger is committed to the club for 2 years. A strong choice for the former Marseille player, who has never hidden that PSG was his favorite club when he was younger.
He also spoke about this on the club's official website: "I saw this signature at Paris Saint-Germain as a great moment of happiness and pride'' he said on Friday after signing his contract at the club headquarters. "the Paris Saint-Germain has always occupied a very special place in my heart and wearing this jersey at Parc des Princes is a dream come true. I am honored that the club offered me the opportunity today to realize this dream. I will do everything to represent well the colors of my new team and make our fans proud. Finally, I would like to thank OGC Nice, who allowed me to rediscover the pleasure of playing soccer again and allowed me to show to the French public my talents.''