The Daily Mail is reporting that Manchester United winger Gabriel Obertan has agreed to join Newcastle United.
Gabriel Obertan – on his way to Newcastle?
We don’t know if the news is true, but there seems a lot of detail in their report.
The Mail is reporting the 22 year-old has agreed a five year deal at Newcastle, and the move will be completed early next week.
There was news a couple of days ago that Newcastle were keen on the talented winger, who has great speed down the wing, and it seems Gabriel was also keen to join Newcastle, where he will certainly get a lot more games than he enjoyed in his two seasons with the Red Devils.
The French Under-21 international played only 28 times over two years with one goal for United, and he asked to leave the club last January to get more playing time at another club.
Gabriel fits the profile of young players Newcastle want to bring to Tyneside, and then develop them further at the club, and this lad certainly has lots of skill, and can play on either wing, and even up front as a striker.
The news is that Obertan has already discussed personal terms and is willing to sign on at Newcastle.
We hope this news is true because this lad could do very well at Newcastle, and he can be an exciting player.
The fee is said to be £3M which is what Manchester United paid Bordeaux for him two years ago.