After another frustrating day in the life of a Newcastle United football manager, Alan Pardew has said that Gabriel Obertan is indeed coming to Newcastle.
Gabriel Obertan – coming to Toon
Newcastle had even more bad luck today, when torrential rain caused the last pre-season friendly with Fiorentina to be abandoned after just 64 minutes, when the score was 0-0.
And Obertan arriving on Tyneside is of course contingent on Gabriel passing a medical on Monday, but this lad has skill and pace, and we really think he could be a good addition to the squad.
This is what the manager sdaid about Obertan:
“All being well, the deal will be pushed through next week.”
“He’s not really had the chance to shine at Old Trafford but he has pace to burn and will bring some much needed sharpness to our side.”
And the Newcastle manager also talked about Jose Enrique, and the Spaniard had a really good game today, and Alan talked about how good a player he is (yes we know that Alan), and of course Pardew wants him to stay at Newcastle.
But we think there is little hope of that, but if Jose is still at the club next Saturday, he will play against Arsenal.
We have to think that Liverpool will want to wrap up a deal for Jose fairly soon, as long as they can agree a decent fee with Newcastle.
And of course since the ban on tweets went into force a few days ago, we haven’t heard anything at all from a certain tweeter in chief – Joey Barton.
But Joey blotted his copy book last week with the club, and he soon needs to decide if he wants to be part of the team for this coming season.
If he doesn’t, then Newcastle will have to hope they can unload him to some other team, somewhere, and that should surely be possible, since Newcastle are asking nothing for him.
All the players on Tyneside need to be rowing the Newcastle boat in the same direction this season.