Reports – Newcastle and Hull flop set for New York City FC talks

first_img Hatem Ben Arfa 1 Newcastle United flop Hatem Ben Arfa is in talks with MLS side New York City FC, according to reports in France.The 27-year-old is currently a free agent after being released by Newcastle following a disappointing loan spell with Hull City.The playmaker had looked set to join Ligue 1 side Nice, but FIFA blocked the move claiming it broke regulations regarding players playing for three different clubs in a single season.However, according to L’Equipe, New York City – who are owned by Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour – are ready to offer Ben Arfa a solution to his footballing nightmare.The Frenchman can move to the MLS due to the fact that their new season begins in March, meaning he will have not broken FIFA rules over playing for three teams in the same season.The newly founded MLS side are ready to offer the attacking midfielder a route back into a football and a place in the first-team, where he could star alongside David Villa and Frank Lampard.last_img read more