Martins’ Agent Says Oba Could Consider Leaving Newcastle


The Newcastle United club will have to take a strong hold of some of our players’ agents and just throttle them.

oba-martins-565

Oba Martins – would leave for right offer


Now we are being told that Obafemi Martins would consider leaving Newcastle if he received the right offer, according to his representative, Dapo Kujore.

He’s the one that criticized the medical staff at Newcastle only last week, and now it would appear he’s really trying to stir things up.  He has issued a “come-on” to potentially interested clubs by saying that Martins would consider leaving Newcastle United. What is this guy playing at?

Martins has not played since mid-December, and should be having his hernia operation in Germany today, or so we were told last week.

Kujore told Kick Off Nigeria today.

“If an offer came for him, of course he would consider it,”

“But, for now, he is a Newcastle player and he will give his best to the club as long as he is there.”

“Right now, he is focused on getting completely fit and back on the pitch again.”

Joe Kinnear or Dennis Wise need to get on the phone with the players’ representatives – at least N’Zogbia and Martins – and tell them to keep quiet about the Newcastle Players they represent.

Of course they are only in this for themselves, because if their players move they will get a cut of the deal – but it’s ridiculous that there no controls on these agents.

There should be – and the FA should put some limitations on what these people can say to the press.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

288 comments so far

  • jonny

    Jan 12, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #1

    absolute disgrace, martins’agent seems the worst to me, hes came out with some ridiculous statements in the past.

    0
  • maaaa

    Jan 12, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Don’t go Oba we love you :'( Oh and sack your agent while you’re at it…

    0
  • jonny

    Jan 12, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #3

    oh and 1st 🙂

    0
  • punk skunk...

    Jan 12, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #4

    Martins agent is obviously a gobshite…Can’t be makin’ any cash!..

    …Shut it!..

    0
  • Turkish Magpie

    Jan 12, 2009 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #5

    say by the end of January

    Given, Owen, Martins and Nzogbia were gone, where would that leave us?

    I see another Leeds if they went

    0
  • Girth

    Jan 12, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #6

    cock….
    nothing more to say!

    0
  • lesh

    Jan 12, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #7

    These guys are keen to negotiate contracts and if the clubs breaches or cuts the agent out of a process, there’s hell but it seems that agents have absolutley no morality whatsoever.

    Cut the mercenaries out altogether and ask PFA or set up some international equivalent to act for players.

    0
  • stevep

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #8

    “If an offer came for him, of course he would consider it,”
    that hardly means he is thinking about leaving the hagent is simply stating that if a decent team Man U, Real Madrid came in then he would think about going and you can hardly blame him.

    Although the papers might read it as a want away statement we shouldn’t be putting words into thier papers for them – get a grip Ed.

    0
  • craig s chisholm

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #9

    martins agent is only saying what oba has asked him to, the same as shag givens solicitor the other week. we need to face facts – no-one wants to play at newcastle and its all because of one man and the way he is running things – mike ashley.

    0
  • craig s chisholm

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #10

    good to see AO has not been back on since spurs lost agian and cemented their place in the relegation zone.

    0
  • Pons Aelius

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #11

    How come it’s illegal for clubs to ‘tap up’ another clubs player, but agents are allowed to promote their players availability even when the clubs have no intention of selling their player!

    Shocking state of affairs

    Sack your agent Oba

    0
  • punk skunk...

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Great point Pons,
    There needs to be a lot more regulation of such matters…F.A. stands for, the amount of knowhow they display!..

    0
  • Shot Bru

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #13

    Pons looking at it from another angle, maybe our board have tapped up Oba’s agent along with Zog’s and Given to put the feelers out to see how much they can be sold for, kinda unofficially putting them on the transfer list.

    0
  • beyethegreat

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #14

    craig

    i would love to see them get relegated that way we could get o’hara on the cheap

    0
  • SuperShearer

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #15

    He’s under contract as is N’Zogbia if they want out then someone will have to offer us enough to part with them. Ever player had his price but until that price is matched we do not have to do anything.

    0
  • SuperShearer

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #16

    Part of me misses AO his idiocy had me in stitches half the time.

    0
  • tino97

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #17

    Not much in this to be honest. Though I feel that agents should keep their mouths shut. They seem to cause so many problems in football and don’t seem to have much respect in the game. His agent said things about the medical staff last week and Martins came out immediately afterwards, and said that he disagreed with what his agent said.

    Any news on the transfer front? I was hoping to have signed someone before the cup game.

    0
  • Pons Aelius

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #18

    Shot Bru – fair point mate.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if the board we’re looking around for potential bidders. They could make a lot of money by selling our best players and reinvest it in their wallets.

    0
  • kajman

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #19

    guys zog will leave if we get the right offer, now loverens as arrived, if he impresses this week,,then zog will be sold, but i think JK will try to do a swap deal,,this is what i belive,

    0
  • kajman

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #20

    evenin all by the way !!

    0
  • MarkO

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #21

    He will stay.

    Our team at the end of Jan realisticly:

    Harper

    Onuoha Colo Bassong Enrique

    Jonas Barton Pereira Barnetta

    Pandev Oba

    And also bring in Kightly and Lovenkrands :D.

    0
  • MarkO

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #22

    And Johnson if Given goes.

    0
  • a.l 9

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #23

    Sounds like he was asked the question if Martins would consider going to a club like Arsenal et al and gave an answer that most agents and players would give, I dont think he deserves strangeling for it lol

    I wouldn’t expect him to say something like “no he will never leave, he is fully commited and will end his carrer here” it just doesn’t happen like that.

    0
  • a.l 9

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #24

    Wouldn’t surprise me Shot Bru, probs get arond 15-18 million for Martins, probably about enough money for half a day at the casino for Mike.

    0
  • Ally

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #25

    It would be a disaster of epic proportions if Oba left

    0
  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #26

    Martins entourage have critisised the back room staff and now stating Obs may want to leave.

    They appear to be destablising the club from Oba’s point of view.

    Oba had to defend the back room staff after their comments. Get a grip Oba they are not helping you, the club or the fans!

    0
  • M.Stockley

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #27

    real entertainers- agreed… he should ditch them. but to be honest i have always seen oba as an honest lad, last transfer window he said himself a move to arsenal would be a dream BUT he loves newcastle and the fans and is happy here and all that……if he wants out we’ll know soon enough but i honestly dont think this is anything to worry about… of course if it is a fact losing oba may be the final straw, ashley needs a kick in the bitch tits…. what a prick.

    0
  • Pons Aelius

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #28

    a. l 9 – To be fair, when reading into this comment it doesn’t actually say too much. Like has been pointed out it talks about how Oba will consider any offer put to him – we wouldn’t expect otherwise.

    In truth I can’t imagine many other clubs Oba could go to where he’d be a guaranteed starter earning £70k per week. I don’t think he’s going anywhere. Unlike N’Zogbia.

    0
  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #29

    Are his management team the same management team that had that ‘bid’ for Newcastle United, when Ashley wanted to sell.

    Clearly an honest and upstanding organisation.

    0
  • beyethegreat

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #30

    when do the derby tickets go on sale

    0
  • M.Stockley

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #31

    beyethegreat are you not a 12th man memeber,thought you would be.

    0
  • a.l 9

    Jan 12, 2009 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #32

    Pons I think e would leave for the top 4 or go abroad to one of the top clubs but thats it, cannot see too many of the top clubs realy needing him though. As for N’Zogbia I realy couldn’t care less what he does anymore his constant moaning is just getting tiresom and it will probably be best for us if we just grant him his wish and let him rot on the Villa bench.

    0
  • beyethegreat

    Jan 12, 2009 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #33

    The Real Entertainers // Jan 12, 2009 at 5:55 PM

    Are his management team the same management team that had that ‘bid’ for Newcastle United, when Ashley wanted to sell.

    Clearly an honest and upstanding organisation

    yes

    0
  • valle

    Jan 12, 2009 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #34

    Do you guys really beleive that his agent is on his own on this one???… Man thats blind puppy love.

    Oba wants out, deal with it!

    We really need to get rid of players like Oba and Zog, they are unsetling with all their big club hunting in every tranfer window… I just dont get how Zog gets booed, yet Oba is everyones little angel, and all the bad stuff is down to his agent… sigh

    0
  • oba_9

    Jan 12, 2009 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #35

    if oba leaves i would cry:( hes a legend. our best player when hes on form. can get a goal out of nothing. DONT GO OBA!!!

    0
  • beyethegreat

    Jan 12, 2009 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #36

    31 M.Stockley // Jan 12, 2009 at 5:58 PM

    beyethegreat are you not a 12th man memeber,thought you would be.

    unfortunately no

    i could not afford it at the start of the season

    all i had was £20 e.m.a

    but i am trying to get a job so ill hopefully have enough next year as well as a car but for now i just have to make do with what i can in terms of games i go to

    my last game was valencia which was i enjoyed even if it was just a friendley

    my last match was

    0
  • Archie Mag

    Jan 12, 2009 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #37

    …something out of nothing, pretty much every player would consider leaving if a good offer came in for them, that goes for most every team. It doesn’t mean Martins wants out.

    0
  • batty

    Jan 12, 2009 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #38

    WONDER if A O banned

    0
  • batty

    Jan 12, 2009 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #39

    shot bru think ur spot on mate

    0
  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Jan 12, 2009 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #40

    Im with Archie on this one – the same bloke amits that he is a Newcastle player and is working getting back to full fitness

    0
1 2 3 8

You must log in to post a comment.