Oba Martins will be happy to see his contract out at Newcastle United, and that has to be good news for Newcastle’s faithful fans.
Oba Martins – whoops – he’ scored again 😀
It turns out that a close friend of the Nigerian striker has told the KickOffNigeria.com website that he is enjoying life under new manager Kevin Keegan, and wants to help the club to gain qualification for Europe.
Martins got off to a bit of a rocky start under Keegan, but since Keegan has gone to a 4-3-3 formation Newcastle are playing their best football of the season, and Oba has scored a goal in each of the last two games.
Chris Nathaniel of NVA Management says that Oba will remain at the Newcastle club and said:
“It is normal and in place for top clubs like Arsenal, Manchester United, AC Milan and the rest to make enquiries about top and in-form players like Obafemi,” “As a close confidant of the player, I can tell you sincerely that Martins has no intention of quitting the club now.â€
“I can also confirm to you that several top clubs across Europe have made contact to know his intentions, but the player has not indicated interest in any one of them for now.â€
“Obafemi is a striker who has always been in demand and will always be in demand.â€ “But he is happy at Newcastle under Kevin Keegan, and he feels he has unfinished business.â€
“He would like to be part of taking the team into Europe, and therefore he has no interest to leave the club.”
It’s good to hear that Martins wants to stay, but that seems to be true for most of Newcastle’s players under Kevin Keegan. Not only are they playing well, but they are also playing their very best football at Newcastle United and seem to be enjoying every minute of it.
That has to be very good news for the club, and augers very well for next season.
We cannot wait.