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Hatem Ben Arfa signs for Real Valladolid

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Former France and Newcastle forward Hatem Ben Arfa has joined LaLiga side Real Valladolid.

The 32-year-old, who spent five years at St James' Park and also spent time on loan at Hull, has signed a deal until the end of the season.

Ben Arfa, who has 15 caps for France, had been without a club since leaving Ligue 1 outfit Rennes in the summer.

A statement on Valladolid's website said: "Hatem Ben Arfa is a new Real Valladolid player until the end of this season.

"The French attacker signed his contract on Tuesday and on Wednesday he will join the work under Sergio Gonzalez."