Gabriel Obertan has signed on at Newcastle, and that’s hardly surprising, but Ober could also turn out to be an excellent signing for the Toon.
Gabriel Obertan – welcome aboard!!
Gabriel Obertan is clear that he has signed for one of England’s most famous clubs, if not particularly the most successful clubs of late.
It seems that Obertan knew all about the history Newcastle United before even Newcastle came after him, and let’s face it, it’s a great history – even if I am absolutely and hopelessly biased on that!
Graham Carr, the Chief Scout said yesterday that he gets players to read up on the history of the Newcastle United club, and they are invariably impressed with what they read, and it makes it easier to attract them to the Toon.
6′ 1″ tall Gabriel, as expected, has signed a new five year contract at Newcastle, and the 22 year-old has this to say to the official Newcastle site:
“I’m just really happy to be here because this is still a big club for me.” “It wasn’t really a difficult decision to come here.”
“I spent two good years in Manchester but it was a bit difficult with the competition and I really needed a club where I could play more games.”
“I know it won’t be easy to play each game here, because there’s a good group, but I want a fresh start in my football.”
“I’ve heard a lot about the fans, the atmosphere, the passion around the club and the way the city is just behind the club 100 per cent,”
“So I think I’m going to love it.”
Not sure why, but I’m over the moon with this signing, and maybe that’s because it’s Newcastle’s first signing since June 18th.
But also Gabriel could become a big crowd favorite at the club, and it’s completely up to him, and this lad certainly has the skill and speed to be a big hit on Tyneside.
And it’s good to see Derek LLambias in the photograph, as the Geordie fans need to see and hear a lot more from Derek, on what’s going on at Newcastle.
We are delighted to have Obertan on board.
Howay The Lads!!