Gabriel Obertan Taking His Medical At Newcastle


Newcastle fans could see a good start to the week,  as Gabriel Obertan is already on Tyneside and at the Benton Training grounds right now, having his medical.

Gabriel Obertan – expected to sign today for the Magpies

We hope that news comes through shortly that the fast, skillful  and direct winger has signed a five year deal for Newcastle, and that will be a good start to this week, after an absolutely terrible week last week for the Newcastle club and its fans.

Certainly the more we look at what Obertan can do, even though he did not get too many games in his two years at Manchester United, the boy has tremendous speed and skill, and could well become a favorite with Newcastle fans.

The next step for Gabriel is to use the skills he has to provide consistent displays week in and week out, like true professionals do.

Alan Pardew talked about the 22 year-old today:

“I said I wanted to bring pace into the team.” “It was lacking last year and Gabriel will definitely bring that to the team.”

“He will be at the training ground today and having his medical.”

Obertan started his career at Bordeuax back in 2006, and he eventually played 79 times with six goals for the French side, before signing on at Manchester United for £3M in July of 2009.

Gabriel has played 28 times with one goal for the Red Devils, and as long as everything goes well with his medical today, he is expected to become a Newcastle player, and the fee is said to be around  £3M.

That would be a good start, so who’s next in this week?

Comments welcome.



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103 comments so far

  • bills-son

    Aug 8, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #1

    Lets hope its true.

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  • Drona

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #2

    shane long to wba 6mil deal

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  • Burni

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #3

    good news, cant understand why anyone who has seen this kid play wouldnt rate him

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Thank god Long isnt coming here… no better than what we have

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Magpietillidie22 // Aug 8, 2011 at 1:03 PM
    Do you honestly think Long Isn’t better than Ameobi & lovenkrands??

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #6

    would like a left back and a stricker and we are pretty much done but still i think we need a center back and where in the world is kadar

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  • MacToon

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Burni, I’ve seen him play for man U and never really a player I would have rated highly.

    He does seem to come with a lot of recommendations so hopefully he’ll settle, relax and play well for us if he does sign.

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  • Rylandhall

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #8

    so where does Marveaux fit? havent seen much of him yet. Will Obertan be a starter or slot into the ranks of midfielders that wont see much playing time this season?

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  • Eastander

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #9

    I have to say I’ve seen Obertan a couple of times and he’s never impressed me greatly, the best thing i have to go off in his favour is that the man u fans dont seem very happy about him leaving

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #10

    Hope Obertan fulfiils his massive potential at our club. Seems to be really good in Manchester United preseason. Looks a really improved player. Hope he gets the games and scores some goals as well. And i pray he becomes 1 of the best right winger in the league next season. Good luck!

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #11

    He’s a Right winger,Can play on the left & behind the striker.

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  • shearerno9

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #12

    @8

    I think obertan could be used in two roles either RW or ST, i have a feeling its the latter if JB stays… dont ask why but i just get the feeling thats the case, through balls from midfield and his pace??? hes bound to score a couple

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  • Felipe

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #13

    @BelfastMagpie87: No I don’t think he’s any better than Ameobi or Lovenkrands. Nor does Carr or Pardew so moot point.

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #14

    @ 5

    Erm Yes! Are you seriously debating that??

    Lovenkrands scored 13 in 29 appearances in the champ and long got 23 in 45 games last season and the years before that you may ask? didnt get out of single digits!

    He is in no way better than what we have end of story, if you think otherwise you havent seen him play enough because honestly he is a GOOD (not great) champ player

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #15

    great news!!!! whens tiote back???

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #16

    People saying he must be shite,Because Fergie Is selling him.
    Obertan was the one who asked to leave Man utd.

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  • ToonZiga

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #17

    think obertan will be great in black&white, cant wait to see our squad on saturday 😀 just one more striker and hope enrique stays 😀

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  • ToonAndy

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #18

    Looking good lads!.. Team vs Arsenal…

    ———————————KRUL———————————-

    JONAS———–COLLO———SAYLOR———-ENRIQUE

    OBERTAN—TIOTE-CABAYE-GOSLING—MARVEAUX

    ———————————-BA————————————-

    That team is a top 8 whether the doom mongers on here like it or not… We have much better back up this season aswell…

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Obertan is a clown most of the man u youtube videos are taking the p*** out of him, I have not seen a single video that make him look good, just hope we don’t pay him that much we cant get rid of him when we actually hire a competent manager.

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  • Trent Toon

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #20

    Fantastic should be a starter in my eyes! Push Jonas out of the side!

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #21

    he must be shite cos fergie is selling him?? so does that mean van nistelroy and beckham were shit ??

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #22

    Everyones entitled to there own opinion.
    Who am I to argue. 🙁

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #23

    whens tiote back??

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  • Spike

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #24

    I think Obertan would be good with a bag on his head. Could put Ashley off his pie otherwise

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  • Felipe

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #25

    @dave1961: You mean pointless negative dribble just like your posts…

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  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #26

    Good Stuff … Obertan In – Joey Sorted out and then Tiote Back within 48 Hours . New Striker signed aswell then were sorted. Jose to Stay and Were Cushdi !!!!!

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  • Sir Alan

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #27

    Jonas right back??? Not for me.

    —————————-Krul——————————

    Simpson———-Taylor———Colo————-Enrique

    —————————-Tiote—————————–

    ——————–Cabaye——–Barton/Gosling———-

    Jonas———————————————Marveaux

    ——————————Ba——————————

    Subs:
    Forster
    Williamson
    Barton/Gosling
    Raylor/Obertan?
    Vuckic
    Ameobi
    Best

    I’ve probably missed someone obvious, but that is my squad for Arsenal.

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #28

    lee is tiote back in 48 hours?

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  • Hebburn Mag

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #29

    No matter what anyone says, our central midfield whether it beTiote, Cabaye, Vuckic, Gosling Barton, is probably one of the strongest in the Premier league and next season we will see how we will run the game from them players, and they will be soo vital to us winning games next season.

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  • Andy

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #30

    jonas still should be starting ahead in my eyes but good signing for v little price. Improvement on raylor and routledge

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  • ardenTOON

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #31

    a lot of guys were on about the financial fair play rules being bent by the big clubs. The rules are not meant to prevent clubs from spending but to ensure that the clubs spend within their means. The other aspect is the owners of clubs cannot mortgage the future of their clubs to aid their spending spree and if they want to pump money into the club they can do it as equity and not loans so even when the owners want to bail the clubs will not be in a position like leeds or pompey 🙂 What it means is other than the few clubs with sugardaddy owners can’t take out huge loans to fund their spending and there will be a level playing field outside those few.

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  • toon 4 life

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #32

    he isnt shit if 95% of utd fans didt want him to leave why wud he be shit wheres the logic in that he didnt get enuff playing time thats all i hope he can be our new keith gillespi also he is butt ugly haha lets hope is footballing will take the focus of his face haha toon army

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #33

    Ross
    Yh visa problem finally sorted

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  • nufcmatt

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #34

    @ToonAndy… you’re far too optimistic!!! and jonas right back? no barton? and who would you drop for ben arfa?
    i’m happy with obertan signing, he’s looked promising when i’ve seen him play, i think man utd have too many players above him i don’t think he’s another flop, good signing.

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #35

    —————————-Krul——————————

    Simpson———-Taylor———Colo————-Enrique

    —————————-Tiote—————————–

    ——————–Cabaye——–Barton———-

    obertan———————————————jonas

    ——————————Ba——————————

    marveaux
    gosling
    willo
    best
    ferguson
    harper

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  • nufc.romania

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #36

    Lens from PSV or Mlapa from Hoffenheim, Sturridge on loan after chelsea finish Lukaku transfer and Cheikh M’Bengue or Anita from Ajax.
    What do you think ??? Am i dreaming ?

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #37

    Felipe that’s the kettle calling the pot

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #38

    Who do you guys want us to get in the first round of the league cup?

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #39

    ochytoon // Aug 8, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Who do you guys want us to get in the first round of the league cup?

    sunderland at home;)

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #40

    Ed why was last week “absolutely terrible” no one died did they? As for signing Obertan he may be fast but his end product is very, very poor. We have better players in the reserves than this kid.

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