Newcastle United’s jinking Gallic trickster, Hatem Ben Arfa, says it would be the realisation of a lifelong ambition if he was to join PSG.
Ben Arfa says that he is finally at a point in his career where he is “ready” to play for PSG, and that it would be a “dream” to play for the team he has followed since he was a boy.
But the French international midfielder has also reassured the Magpies faithful that he will not attempt to abandon them any time soon, especially considering the plight they find themselves in this season.
However, if he manages to help “save” Newcastle from the drop and PSG come calling, Ben Arfa admits that it would be hard for him to turn the French club down.
"I am under contract with Newcastle and I'm fine," Ben Arfa told Le Parisien.
"First, I must save my club. I only think of that. Help my team and my coach, with whom I get along great. We really want to fight for him.
"The fans are great, too. Once we have saved the club, you never know. To sign for PSG would be a childhood dream. If there is a proposal, I will study it with interest. If there is a proposal. The 'if' is important."
"You have to be ready to play for PSG,” Ben Arfa added.
“You have to go there with a certain experience, having overcome a number of obstacles.
“When I was younger, it would have been difficult for me to join them. PSG is a dangerous club if you're not ready. Now I have more maturity."
25-year-old Ben Arfa is currently recovering from a serious hamstring injury at home in France, and is itching to get back into training, so that he can help turn Newcastle’s poor season around.
"I should be able to resume [playing] in mid-February," he said.
"I rehabilitate from Monday to Friday at the medical center at Clairefontaine. Morale is good because I'm in Paris and with family.
"But when I see [Newcastle’s] games on television, it is not easy. The team needs all its players."