Ben Arfa finds himself out of favour at Paris Saint-Germain, having spent a year on the periphery of the first-team squad without any action, and will leave the Parc des Princes when his contract expires in the summer.
The 31-year-old former Newcastle player has revealed that he will definitely leave the French capital but has left his future destination open ended.
“We know each other very well,” Garde said. “If Hatem is coming to the MLS, he is welcome here.”
Ben Arfa has struggled for game time over the course of his near two-year stay at PSG and has failed to reprise the form that saw him score 17 Ligue 1 goals in 34 appearances for Nice.
Nevertheless, he remains hot property on the transfer market, with the likes of Lyon, Marseille, Leicester and others associated with a summer swoop for him.