Hatem Ben Arfa sings for PSG


France international midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa has signed a two-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain from Ligue 1 rivals Nice, the French champions announced Friday.

“Paris Saint-Germain is happy to announce the signing of Hatem Ben Arfa’s contract until June 30, 2018,” the club said on its Twitter account.

The former Newcastle and Marseille winger becomes the club’s first recruit since new Spanish coach Unai Emery replaced Laurent Blanc this week.

The 29-year-old was available on a free transfer after his contract with Nice expired earlier this summer.