Oba Martins has come out today and said he is willing to stay at Newcastle United, as long as the club can avoid relegation this season.
Oba Martins – happy at Newcastle – although he doesn’t look it here
The News Of The World is reporting that Oba Martins was not too happy when Newcastle didn’t go ahead with the new deal they were working on for Oba at the begining of the season. Once Kevin Keegan left the club, they pulled the plug on those negotiations.
The Nigerian striker was said to be unhappy that the planned new deal wasn’t done last year, but it seems that Oba, who is just loved by the Newcastle fans, is not about to leave the club.
Apparently Oba is said to be on around £75K a week, and the proverbial un-named source close to the player told the NOTW:
“Oba doesn’t want to go. He’s happy at Newcastle — but he doesn’t want to play in the Championship.”
With Oba fit again, and looking goal hungry, this lad can help us stay in the Premier League this season, but the run-in will not be easy, and unless the team can reverse its form of the last 10 games, we’ll not be able to survive.
We need several of our fit players to stand up to the plate, in the remaining 10 games of the season, as most of them did at WBA.
But they will need to that consistently if the club is to survive the nightmare of relegation.