Ben Arfa signs new deal
By Laruent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lyon's teenage star Hatem Ben Arfa has signed a new contract.
Lyon have received a huge shot in the arm with the news that teenage star Hatem Ben Arfa has signed a new contract.
The 19-year-old is one of the brightest prospects in French football and had been courted by Tottenham in the summer.
Lyon were aware of the attention Ben Arfa had been getting and moved to tie him down to a new deal.
Talks bore fruit this week, as Ben Arfa signed a deal which ties him to the club until the summer of 2010.
"By signing this contract, Hatem Ben Arfa shows his intention to keep on progressing and to impose himself at the highest level with the champions," a Lyon spokesman told the club's website.
Sidney Govou capped a good week on the contract front for Lyon as he too has extended his commitment until the summer of 2010.