Hatem Ben Arfa set for Newcastle escape as Besiktas consider French playmaker

  • Besiktas are considering a move for Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa
  • Ben Arfa has fallen out of favour under manager Alan Pardew
  • The Toon boss questioned Ben Arfa's professionalism
  • French playmaker has been on Tyneside since August 2010 

By Craig Hope for MailOnline

Hatem Ben Arfa could leave Newcastle before the end of the transfer window with Besiktas ready to end his Tyneside exile.

The French playmaker has been banished to the reserves by Alan Pardew, after the manager questioned his professionalism, and there is no chance of a reprieve.

Time for a change:Hatem Ben Arfa could be about to wave goodbye to Newcastle United

Out: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has not played Frenchman Hatem Ben Arfa this season

Turkish side Besiktas have approached United and Ben Arfa could team up with former Newcastle team-mate Demba Ba.

Ben Arfa, who arrived at St James' Park on loan from Marseille in August 2010 before signing a permanent deal the following January, has one year to run on his contract.

Familiar face: Demba Ba, Ben Arfa's former team-mate at Newcastle, plays for Turkish side Besiktas




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