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Newcastle misfit Ben Arfa finally signs for Nice

Hatem Ben Arfa has finally completed his move to Nice after the transfer window officially opened on Tuesday morning, reports Sky Sports. The 28-year-old France winger joined the Ligue 1 club in January a day after he was released from his contract with Newcastle United.

However, due to complications regarding a playing legislation he could not don the Nice shirt last term and his contract was terminated.

Nice chairman Jean-Pierre Rivere was delighted to finally reveal the club's first signing of the summer, saying: "It's a gamble for us and for him. It regularly refers to his past, but above all I met a boy with character and with a word.

"He is not expected (to lead us) as a messiah but as an element that will integrate into our squad. After a period without playing, it will be complicated for him. But he has great talent, and we will do everything so he can express himself and feel at home."

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