French Ligue 1 outfit Nice have announced on their official website that the club are set to complete the signing of Hatem Ben Arfa.
The controversial winger was set to join les Aiglons in January, but he was denied a chance to represent his third side in a single season having previously played for Hull City and Newcastle Under-21 side.
Nevertheless, Nice chairman Jean-Pierre Riviere has made it clear that Hatem Ben Arfa will play for Nice next season.
“There are one or two points to sort out, but he will be part of OGC Nice next season. It’s a gamble for him as for us, but it gives us great pleasure,” Riviere said at a press conference.
The Nice chief also revealed that Mickael Jean-Seri would be joining as well with the club having all but reached an agreement with Pacos de Ferreira.
Hatem Ben Arfa, 28, played for Lyon and Marseille in France before moving to English Premier League in the summer of 2010.
He has since scored 13 goals in 84 Premiership outings, but despite showing a massive potential, the winger never quite managed to prove his worth in England.