Newcastle to fight to keep Liverpool target in the North East

benarfa.jpgMost Newcastle United fans here at the Football Transfer Tavern are worrying about the possibility of their skipper Fabricio Coloccini leaving in the summer but now another player could well be on the move according to the Daily Mirror.

Liverpool are expressing more than a passing interest in Hatem Ben Arfa and are set to make a serious move for the player in the summer. Cue the Magpies panicking over losing the French international and deciding to offer the player an improved long-term contract in order to keep hold of his services.

Ben Arfa is of course only 25-years-old and when fit, a vital player for the Magpies cause. Whilst there may be a few jokes in here about Alan Pardew wanting to keep all the French players to himself, on a serious note Ben Arfa is a massive asset to Newcastle and has proved the differnce on numerous occasions previously.

As our landlord points out, once upon a time a potential move to Liverpool would prove a massive lure for prospective signings but now it seems that Champions League football is a long way off for the Reds. Not to mention Luis Suarez could be on his way in the summer, meaning Newcastle will be confident of keeping Ben Arfa at the club.

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