It looks like Newcastle will have no problem selling Oba Martins, if Newcastle do get relegated this season, and are forced to sell a lot of their highly paid players.
Jose Mourinho – said to want Martins
Of course Newcastle signed Oba from Inter Milan three years ago for £10M, and in the People yesterday Jose Mourinho is said to want to bring back the Newcastle United striker to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, better known as the San Siro
Newcastle can still save themselves this season, but with every game that passes the players seem less and less up to the challenge, shame on them. But if do end up being relegated, we will need to unload quite a few of our highly paid players. If we stay up we will need to unload some of our highly paid players – because they’re not worth their wages. 😀
If we are relegated those would include Oba Martins, Owen, Viduka, Barton, Cacapa, Geremi, Coloccini, Gutierrez, Smith, Duff and maybe Jose Enrique.
That will save the club about £33M, from those 11 players on our wage bill of £74M, but of course we will need to replace those players to build up the squad.
Oba Martins, who is now 24, has scored 27 goals at Newcastle, and had spent four years at the San Siro, before joining Glenn Roeder at Newcastle, for £10M in 2006.
But the report suggests that Mourinho would look to take the Nigerian striker back for around £5M, but we should be able to get more than that, for the Nigerian striker. Of course, we also have to remember this is out of The People, so it could be a made up story.