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?