Hull boss Steve Bruce admits Ben Arfa is a ‘challenge’

CHALLENGE ... Bruce.
CHALLENGE ... Bruce.
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HULL City boss Steve Bruce has admitted it will be a challenge to get the best out of Hatem Ben Arfa.

The French winger is tying up a move to the Tigers after they were given an extension to the transfer deadline.

Ben Arfa is set to end his Newcastle career by signing a season-long loan with Hull, having fallen out with Magpies manager Alan Pardew.

And Bruce is confident he can get the 27-year-old’s career back on track.

“We’ve been given an extension and we’re hopeful of getting it over the line,” said Bruce.

“He is an an exciting talent. The question is can we ignite him again?

“Whatever has happened with him at Newcastle has happened. It’s a big challenge for us all.

“He wants to get his career kick-started again. Let’s hope I can get the best out of him.”