Ben Arfa makes ‘dream’ PSG move

Hatem Ben Arfa has been rewarded for a fine debut season with Nice after being snapped up on a free transfer by Ligue 1 rivals Paris Saint-German.

The 29-year-old winger starred for Les Aiglons last term, where his 17 goals and six assists propelled them up to fourth in the final standings as they missed out on Champions League football by two points.

The Mediterranean outfit had hoped to convince Ben Arfa to extend his stay at the Allianz Riviera beyond the 2015/16 campaign, but there was only one outcome after PSG came calling.

The France international, who was surprisingly left out of Didier Deschamps' final 23-man squad for Euro 2016, revealed he has realised a "childhood dream' by signing a two-year deal with the French champions.

"Signing with Paris Saint-Germain is a very happy and a proud moment," Ben Arfa told the club's official website. "Paris Saint-Germain has always been a very special team for me, so to wear this jersey at the Parc des Princes is a childhood dream.

"It is an honour that the club is giving me this opportunity, making this dream come true. I will do my utmost to represent my new team to the best of my abilities and to make our supporters proud.

"Finally, I would like to thank OGC Nice, who helped me get back to enjoying my football again and gave me another chance to show French fans what I am capable of on the pitch."

Les Parisiens president Nasser Al-Khelaifi added: "I am happy to welcome such a talented player as Hatem Ben Arfa to our club. For numerous years now, Hatem has been a major player in French football and was one of the most brilliant players in Ligue 1 last season.

"Our fans have been anticipating the arrival of a player of his style and I know he will provide them with a lot of excitement on the field. With his support, Paris Saint-Germain reaffirms its commitment to develop a spectacular style of football."