The summer transfer season is coming up, so weâ€™ll be seeing a lot of old stories regurgitated and one today is that Oba Martins will be moving to Arsenal for Â£10M.
Oba Martins – a unique player who Kevin wants to keep
Itâ€™s true that Arsene Wenger is a big fan of both Oba Martins and Charles Nâ€™Zogbia, but Newcastle would like to hold onto both of these fine young players, who still have a lot of football development ahead of them.
The Nigerian international striker wants to play at Newcastle, which is only one of the reasons he is a firm fan favorite and Oba got an ovation when he left the field on Saturday after his efforts for Newcastle in their 2-0 win over Fulham.
Oba said yesterday:
“I am not the kind of player that will stay at the club without playing because I want to play,”
“I really, really want to help the team by scoring goals so, if I am not playing, it’s a little bit difficult for me.”
It was thought at Newcastle that it would either be Martins or Owen to start, and Michael would always get the nod from Kevin Keegan, but with Owen playing a withdrawn role in the last two games, and looking just great in that position, perhaps there is room for both players in starting roles at the club.
That’s what Martins would like, but going to Arsenal would only make a starting role more difficult wouldn’t it?
The three strikers of Viduka, Owen and Martins in a 4-3-3 formation have looked threatening in the last two games and seems to be working just fine. And we don’t see Kevin changing this team much as it reaps some success, at last.
There’s no doubt Oba is a special player, not only does he have unique skills, but he’s just a great character both on and off the field.
We know Kevin wants to keep Oba at Newcastle United and we see no reason for Oba to leave, and in any case he loves living in Newcastle and has brought some of his family over to live with him from Nigeria. We think he will stay at Newcastle – we hope he will stay at Newcastle. 😀
What do you think about this?