There is surprising news breaking today that Newcastle United want to sell Oba Martins.
Oba Martins – superfluous to requirements at Newcastle?
The news is in several papers but we think it originated in the Sun, so it could well be made-up nonsense.
Yesterday was a very slow day for new news about Newcastle, we noticed that, so we are a little wary of most things the Sun comes out with.
The Nigerian 23 year-old unique striker has been deemed surplus to requirements at St James’ Park, according to the Sun.
They report that Arsenal and Chelsea will now make a move for Martins, who signed for Newcastle in 2006 for Â£10M from Inter-Milan, and has scored 26 goals for Newcastle in his first two seasons at the Tyneside club.
We really hope this article is untrue, because the last thing we want to do is to lose players who are a positive for the club this summer. Oba Martins is not only a very good and unique player, he’s very well liked by the Newcastle fans.
To lose Martins would not sit well at all with many of the Newcastle fans, who would legitimately be asking what the club’s direction is.
Surely we want to keep our best players.