Ben Arfa relaunches flagging career with move to Rennes

RENNES, France (AP) – Hatem Ben Arfa has relaunched his decaying career in Rennes after a miserable end in his short stint at Paris Saint-Germain.

The 31-year-old, who was out of contract, completed a move to Rennes on Sunday in a one-year contract with an option for an additional year.

The skillful and fast Ben Arfa was among the most promising young players in France when he burst onto the scene with Lyon in 2004. [19659002] After spells with Marseille, the Newcastle Premier League team and in the unhappy period In Hull, Ben Arfa enjoyed an excellent season with Nice in 2015-16. He scored 17 goals in the league, many of them spectacular efforts as a soloist, to return to the French team and win a pass to the local club PSG.

But after a frustrating first season, when it was mostly used as a substitute, Ben Arfa was banished to the reserves and did not play a single game last season.

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