Newcastle United fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to speculation linking Hatem Ben Arfa with a move to Barcelona in the summer transfer window.
Ben Arfa is on the books of Nice at the moment and has a contract with the French club until the end of the season.
The 29-year-old winger has been in brilliant form for Nice this season and has been one of the best players in Ligue 1.
The former Marseille man has scored 17 goals and created 30 chances in 32 league matches for Nice this campaign.
Ben Arfa has a pass accuracy of 80% and a shot accuracy of 52%, and has won seven headers, 134 dribbles and 15 tackles.
The France international winger initially joined the Magpies on loan from Marseille in 2010 before making the deal permanent.
During his time at St. James’ Park, the attacker had injury problems and also did not have consistency.
Under then Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, Ben Arfa did not always play regularly and was sent out on loan to Hull in 2014.
It is remarkable how the former Lyon man has revitalised himself at Nice, and now Barcelona are chasing him.
Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to have their say on Barcelona’s reported interest in Ben Arfa.
Below are some of the best comments:
Ben Arfa signing for Barcelona 2 seasons after we paid to release him from his contract, NUFC that— Kez (@kezthompsonnn) May 6, 2016
Ben Arfa off to Barca wont surprise many #NUFC fans. It'll just remind them to ignore everyone who never rated him, philistines.— Bean Counter (@simmas78) May 6, 2016
Remember when Pardew played Dan Gosling ahead of Ben Arfa on more than one occasion #NUFC— . (@_Matttt__) May 6, 2016
Looks like Ben Arfa could be off to Barcelona in the summer..Pardew used to play Sammy Ameobi over himproper fraud of a manager him #nufc— Nick H (@NickHeg1992) May 6, 2016
Just wait until Barca find out about Ben Arfa's attitude, they'll send him right back. Right lads @NUFC?!?!?— Tom (@ToonTomm) May 6, 2016
Ben Arfa, who Pardew hated as he didn't track back, could potentially be heading to Barca. Pardew that. #nufc— Jack Booth (@jackbooth12) May 6, 2016
Ben Arfa could do things that many other couldn't. Who cares if he didn't track back. Well worth the risk. #nufc— Jack Booth (@jackbooth12) May 6, 2016
Ben Arfa going to Barcerlona. Always had the ability just managed horribly wrong. Wasn't given a free role here to express himself.— NUFC Online (@NUFC_Online) May 6, 2016