Toon make permanent Ben Arfa move

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Hatem Ben Arfa became Newcastle boss Alan Pardew's first signing on Wednesday after his season-long loan move became permanent.

The 23-year-old Frenchman has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal after the Magpies agreed an undisclosed fee with Marseille.

Ben Arfa has been out of action since suffering a double leg fracture in a challenge with Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong in October, but showed enough in his four appearances for the club before that to persuade them of his ability.

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Hatem Ben Arfa
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