Reports today that Newcastle Nigerian-born striker Obafemi Martins has dismissed speculation that he wants to leave the club.
Oba Martins – very happy at Newcastle United
Martins insists he is ready to stay at Newcastle for the duration of his contract, and he told Sky Sports News today:
“It is good to know where I am going to be because I am still a Newcastle player and I really want to play for Newcastle,”
“I really love the fans as well and I have three years contract so for now I really don’t know what is going on.”
“There is talk about Arsenal, which is a good thing because they play in the UEFA Champions League.”
“But for now I am a Newcastle player and I will stay here for three years.”
“I am happy, very happy.”
Sky Sports then asked him if he would be interested in a move to Arsenal, and Martins told them:
“It is up to Newcastle. I still have three more years left and I really want to play for Newcastle.”
“I want to my best to help them into Europe.”
Well said Oba – and we wish the media would now stop all the rumors about him moving to Arsenal, because everybody and their grandfather know it will not happen.
But we all know there will be another report in the press, within a week or two, starting it all over again – and probably sensationally reported in The Sun, as an exclusive.
That”news” has been going the rounds for over a year now, would you believe.