Newcastle boss Pardew challenges Marveaux to match Ben Arfa impact

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew feels Sylvain Marveaux can match the exploits of Hatem Ben Arfa next season.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew feels Sylvain Marveaux can match the exploits of Hatem Ben Arfa next season.

The 26-year-old joined United from Rennes last summer but persistent groin and hip problems then restricted him to just 10 appearances.

“It’s a target for Sylvain Marveaux,” Pardew told the Evening Chronicle.

“He’s seen that Hatem’s come back from long-term injury and made the France squad.

“Hopefully, it’ll be the same with Sylvain. That’s the next project for him.”

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