Many joke that it really would be a disappointing stage in their lives but according to The Mirror, Hatem Ben Arfa almost shed tears of JOY upon arriving at the Humberside club on Monday night.
The French midfielder moved to the KC Stadium on loan after being frozen out at Newcastle United following a falling out with Alan Pardew.
And the former Marseille midfielder hinted about the breakdown of their relationship upon his move to the Tigers.
Ben Arfa said: “The manager wants me here and that is very important.
“The welcome was amazing. I was almost crying.
“I was shocked to see so many people there at midnight waiting for me. It was great and I thank them.
“When I woke up on Monday morning, there was nothing on the cards. Then, in the afternoon the call came and everything happened very quickly after that. At 1.00am everything was complete and I was very happy.”
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