Oba Martins is in discussions with Newcastle United on a new long-term contract and has told the club he will stay for as long as they want him.
Don’t be surprised if Oba commits to Newcastle for at least another 5 years after his positive and upbeat interview with the Sun today.
Oba seems to love working under new boss Sam Allardyce.
Oba Martins – loves it at Newcastle and wants to stay for a long time – looks like it
Oba Martins, Newcastle’s 22 year old dynamic Nigerian striker, is featured in the Sun today and gives a good interview that is very positive about both the Newcastle club and the city. This interview will come as music to Newcastle fans’ ears – as they are starting to warm to Oba as a potential great star of the future.
â€œI will stay here as long as you want me.â€ â€œI love it at Newcastle under Sam Allardyce.”
“I admit I wasnâ€™t totally happy last season and heard about Arsenal being interested.â€ â€œIt is nice when other teams want you but I only want to play for Newcastle now.”
“Iâ€™m looking forward to renewing my contract with the club.â€ â€œThere are issues and problems with the present one which need sorting out.â€
“We have started talking and Iâ€™ve told them how much I want to stay. They know Iâ€™m happy to be at Newcastle.â€
â€œI will sign for five years, six years or for as long as they want me.â€ â€œI never asked for the Â£13M buy-out to be put in my deal, it was my previous agent, so weâ€™ll talk about taking that out.â€
â€œIâ€™m not going anywhere. Iâ€™m buying a house and Newcastle is a great city. I enjoy working with the manager and every day there is something new in training.â€
Martinsâ€™ advisor Chris Nathaniel said:
â€œWe have proposed some improvements to the contract and Newcastle are coming back to us with their ideas.â€
“They know Oba will stay as long as they want him.â€
Newcastle hero Martins, who helped destroy Bolton last week with two first half goals on the opening day of the season, is ready to sign a six-year deal with the club to show his commitment. Certainly it’s right what Big Sam says – the first thing you have to ensure is that players are happy and have things sorted out in their personal lives – and then they can play to their top form.
Martins has looked just great in pre-season and sometimes looks a world beater with things he does on the field. His first goal last week was spectacular. However, Martins isn’t the only one rejuvenated at Newcastle with N’Zogbia and Carr also looking revitalized under the big man.
The Nigerian star, who will lead the attack at home to Villa today, was bought for Â£10M from Inter Milan last summer and still has four years of his present contract to run. But he wants to end any future transfer talk â€” by sorting out new terms and removing that controversial Â£13M buy-out clause in his current agreement.
Best thing Oba can do today is score a goal or two against Aston Villa – he certainly seems happy enough at the club now – which will be a big relief to his many admirers at Newcastle. We think things are definitely on the up at Newcastle – but we have to beat Villa today!