The Sun is reporting that the shock new name on Manchester United’s radar is Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins.
They go on to reveal Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has made enquiries about Martins as he bids to solve his early-season goalscoring crisis. Manchester United have only two points from their first 3 games and have scored just one goal.
How true is this story? It could be that Ferguson would like Martins but there’s no way at all he’ll get him.
Oba Martins – happy at Newcastle and negotiating a new 6 year contract
Now let’s think how much credibility does the Sun have with these stories? We would be kind if we said very little. Martins, 22, also told SunSport last weekend that he was ready to sign a six-year contract and remove that release clause from any new agreement with Newcastle.
Martins has also said how he not only loves playing for Sam Allardyce, but he loves most things at Newcastle, including the town. He is also loved by the Geordie fans as here is a player who has a good chance to become world class â€“ and at Newcastle.
Add to this the fact that both Newcastle and Martins’ agents are working to give him a long term deal at Newcastle â€“ maybe for as much as 6 years â€“ already reported by SunSport, and this story makes no sense at all.
But when you are trying to sell newspapers with sensational headlines that have no substance – they don’t have to.
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