Newcastle Pursuing Talented French Winger


Strange news today that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is considering a move for Manchester United winger Gabriel Obertan.

Gabriel Obertan – loan deal for next season?

But the immediate question is why?

While Gabriel is the type of youngster Newcastle want to bring to the club, he’s  hardly had an outstanding time at the Red Devils over the last two seasons.

The 22 year-old joined Manchester United in 2009, and has so far played only 28 times for on of the world’s top clubs, with one goal.

The Pantin, France born youngster played for all of the French U21 sides, including 11 times for the U21 side. and he certainly has talent, but has been inconsistent in his time at United.

News is the 22-year-old is not happy at Old Trafford, and still has two years left on his current deal, and would be happy to seek pastures anew.

One question would be how much the youngster would cost, and he is said to have signed for the Red Devils from Bordeaux for about £3M in July of 2009.

Obertan joined Bordeaux back in 2005 but has made only 14 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils in the last two years, and he certainly would get a lot more playing time at Newcastle, and of course there’s little doubt he’s a skillful player.

One possibility would be a loan move with an option of buying the player outright next summer,  for a pre-arranged fee, and that would seem to work for both clubs.

Having looked at Obertan’s record while writing this piece, he may not be too bad of a signing after all, if Newcastle brought him on loan for a season, and it would then be up to the young Frenchman to show what he has to offer Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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88 comments so far

  • ross armstrong

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #1

    no thankyou!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • MacToon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Talented at what would be my question, trumpet playing maybe?

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  • toon-hendy

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #3

    Please no.

    Sign of desperation…

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  • magicbus

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Please NO NO NO he is cr@p

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  • geoff777

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #5

    If Man Utd signed him he’s obviously talented … might just need to play more …

    @Ross Armstrong
    Why no thank you, do you know so much about him?

    We need all the players we can get.

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Pardew press conference at 2 today? Will he be hooked up to a lie detector machine? I wonder how many journo’s they’ll have planted to ask the “right” questions??

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  • shanghai fan

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #7

    He’s also got pace to burn besides the skills Ed said

    I’d like to see him tear it up!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #8

    Obertan and Carlton Cole and out business is done 😉

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #9

    He is talented and pacey with a decent cross on him.

    ManUre only bought him for £3m so I would think we could broker a deal around that figure.

    He just needs time on the pitch this lad, he cant get that with ManUre.

    Ed, he has only scored one goal, think it was in Europe, but he is a winger not a striker.

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #10

    JB
    I don’t think Carlton Cole would even wanna come here haha

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  • terencelim

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #11

    I’ve watched him a lot in the past.
    And I would say a BIG NO.

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  • simonsez

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #12

    dont know much about him, but to have played 11 times for french under 21’s and to have been signed by Man utd wouldnt suggest he is crap. Could be wrong however but I would trust our scouts know more about talent and have seen him play more than most people on here.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #13

    That would be the biggest insult in the history of football if Carlton Cole turned us down 🙁

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  • daztoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #14

    What`s with all the french born player`s have we not learned from past signings when the going gets tough the french get going

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #15

    Any news on Tiote?

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  • geoff777

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #16

    This lad sounds perfect … right age, French … point to prove.

    Loan with an option to buy would be great!

    HWTL

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  • simonsez

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #17

    daztoon you saying the french dont have any fight in them and just surrender? lol

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #18

    well seen only one or two appearence s of him play for man u cant judge him well he is french and with our french speaking mid field he can be lot more easy to play for him

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #19

    simonsez
    Ferguson doesn’t know everything, Bellion ring a bell?

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 4, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #20

    I haven’t seen that much of him.
    I would take him on loan,& see how he does.

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #21

    So I suppose Ashley will offer him less than his current wages and refuse to deal with his agent.

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  • rich

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #22

    why not get Bebe, Tosic and Ljajic as well!! Just because Man U signed them doesn’t make them the bees kness!

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #23

    GEOFF PLEASE NO NO COS HES CRAP , NOT GUD ENOUGH 4 US

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #24

    We could offer them Tiote is a swap 😉

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #25

    *as part of a swap*

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  • daztoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #26

    simonsez:
    To right and why should we sign younsters on loan from manure why not give our youngsters a go first

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #27

    JB
    Why stop at Tiote if we offer them all of our players over 20 then play a team of youngsters, we will be making so much money and then our young players can be sold for further profit

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  • deeeeeeano

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #28

    If we buy the 3/4 players we all know we need and also buy some players like Overton to beef the squad up then ofcourse. But we all know that won’t be the case.

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  • tiotal football

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #29

    he’s looked half decent in some of the cameo’s he’s made for united in the champions league etc

    If it’s true, I say sign him up!

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  • niafron

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #30

    Bonjour messieurs.

    Yes, the french don’t like to fight…

    Tell that to Jeanne d’arc you english guy!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #31

    . ochytoon Ha ha, just seeing what its like on the dark side 😉

    being serious, we have Fergie so there’s no need for this guy unless Pardew is going to play Fergie as a full back and if thats the case Pardew needs shooting

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  • FatmanJoe

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #32

    I completely took the mick out of my United fan mates for having this donkey on their books and now he’s coming to us! Say it isn’t so!

    Source?

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #33

    Only 9 days to go to the start of the season ffs.
    They need to get there act together.

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #34

    When was the last day we woke up to good news??

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  • geoff777

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #35

    @Niafron

    lol French men then … ?

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  • niafron

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #36
  • ochytoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #37

    barryvenison
    When Ashley bought out Shepard, then it kinda went down hill a lot

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  • niafron

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #38

    @geoff77

    Well, ok then, but our ladies a really excellent warriors!

    Ahah!

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #39

    Niafron
    To be fair to the French, they did pretty well in WW1 but not so good in WW2. Still props to the French Resistance members.

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #40

    We need a 2 strikers n 1 left back.

    Our midfield is strong enough

    Marveaux-toto-cabaye-jonas

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