FORMER Newcastle flop Hatem Ben Arfa is reportedly in talks to join Spanish outfit Rayo Vallecano.
The Frenchman is a free agent after an unhappy two years at Paris Saint-Germain.
EPA Hatem Ben Arfa is in talks to join Rayo Vallecano
And Marca claims he is now set to link up with Rayo Vallecano after holding successful talks with the La Liga side.
Reports last month claimed Ben Arfa was also attracting interest from West Ham, who have signed a number of attacking players under new boss Manuel Pellegrini.
However, it now seems the ace is ready to try his luck in Spain as he looks to bounce back from his Parc des Princes nightmare.
Ben Arfa recently hit headlines when he called on France to sack manager Didier Deschamps – just days after his World Cup triumph.
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Ben Arfa wrote in his France Football column: “It would be dangerous for France to hide behind this second World Cup win and make the team’s style into a reference point.
“You can’t hide the fact that their ultra-cynical style is pretty ugly. I don’t want it to become the norm at club academies, because people often try to copy the latest World Cup winners.
“Knowing some of the of the France players as I do, I know they don’t care a damn for the current way. They would not be against a change of style.
“I take my hat off to Mr Deschamps. But in his place I would bow out at the top. That way his successor could exploit the team’s potential and free up the exciting youngsters to play the beautiful game.”
Hatem Ben Arfa the mercurial, free agent returning to the Premier League?
Getty Ben Arfa has also been linked with West Ham this summer
AFP Ben Arfa recently called on France to axe World Cup-winning boss Didier Deschamps