Newcastle United midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa has revealed that it would complete a 'childhood dream' if he was able to one day play for French outfit Paris Saint-Germain.

The France international represented Lyon and Marseille during his time in Ligue 1 but grew up as a PSG fan and admitted that it would be a dream come true to one day join the French giants.

Hatem Ben Arfa
Hatem Ben Arfa admits he would one day love to sign for PSG [Reuters]

While Newcastle fans will be worried to hear his admiration for the title-challenging French side it seems they have no cause for concerns as Ben Arfa admits that he is fully dedicated to helping the club turn their season around.

"I am under contract with Newcastle and I'm fine," Ben Arfa told Le Parisien, as quoted in the Mirror. "First, I must save my club. I only think of that. Help my team and my coach, with whom I get along great. We really want to fight for him. The fans are great too."

Newcastle find themselves just two points above the relegation zone in 16<sup>th place and have been rocked by the news that captain Fabricio Coloccini is hoping to seal a return to his native Argentina for family reasons.

Manager Alan Pardew will be desperate to keep his best players during the January transfer window and Ben Arfa will certainly come into that category.

The 25-year-old has become a firm fan favourite since arriving from Marseille but has made it clear that he would one day like to return to France in order to play for PSG.

"Once we have saved the club, you never know. To sign for PSG would be a childhood dream. If there is a proposal, I will study it with interest," added Ben Arfa. "If there is a proposal. The 'if' is important."

PSG are currently second in Ligue 1 after a 0-0 draw with Ajaccio at the weekend and are hoping to not only win the league this year, but also to impress in European competition after successfully qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League.