Newcastle Winger Likely To Leave In Summer


talkSPORT is reporting today that Newcastle will be ready to sell winger Gabby Obertan in the summer.

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Gabby Obertan – will leave Newcastle in summer

Gabby has played 47 times for Newcastle with two goals since joining us from Manchester United in the summer of 2011, and lately he has found it hard to even make the bench,  since the five Frenchmen arrived in January.

And it’s hardly surprising the Frenchman, who turned 24 last month,  just wants to play regularly, which is the major reason he left the Red Devils almost two years ago, after playing only 28 times in two seasons for the Manchester powerhouse.

Newcastle paid £3M to Manchester United for the winge almost two year ago, and the club will be looking to get that amount back for the Frenchman, who is now expected to leave in the summer, and probably return to the French Ligue 1.

Obertan has made only three starts in the Premier League this season, and that’s when Newcastle were really short of players in the November through January time-frame – so the future does not look too bright for the French U21 International on Tyneside.

Newcastle are expected to bring in a striker, center-back and central midfield player to augment the squad this summer – and they may also unload some other fringe players before September.

What do you think?

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77 comments so far

  • geordiesteve520

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #1

    I’ve tried to remain positive about this fellas, but truth be told he is just not good enough. If we can recoup our money then that’d be great – use him as a make-weight in a deal…even better.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #2

    Nooooooooooo
    Ffs this lad is the very future of the club the hell are we playing at!

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  • Rainrix

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #3

    I thought when i grabbed assists against man u and arsenal he might have turned a corner. Sadly as its been time and time again with gabby its 1 step forward 2 steps back. His performance against anzhi was horrific. Hopefully this means we’re in for a quality winger this summer.

    That being said this is talksport 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #4

    TS…no doubt Messi is a special player 🙂

    …but to me so is Benny!

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  • Rainrix

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #5

    He grabbed them, not me sorry about getting you’re hopes up 🙂

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  • Troy Stavers

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #6

    Oba has played consistently throughout. Crap.

    He is a championship player.

    He does try so I won’t berate him on the pitch. I admire that in people.

    He’s making a canny living from being a pro footballer so we can’t feel too sorry for him.

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  • north east lincs toon

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #7

    If villa go down part ex with Weimann quality winger

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  • Unbelievable Tekkers

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Still struggling to workout how this guy has represented France at every single youth level.

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  • blew

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Jesper @ 4
    Messi plays every game, Benny has made 47 appearances in 3 seasons.
    He can be special but apparently injury prone. Like Gosling and Vuckic

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  • SportBilly

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #10

    Does everyone think he has actually had a decent chance in a confident team though? In the Euro games he has been frustrating at times but also shows some pace and dare I say potential?

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  • Troy Stavers

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #11

    The French won’t pay £3m for him!!!!!

    That would cause a national revolt!!!!!!

    We bought Missoko, Cabaye et al for around £3m each!!!!!

    Surely they aren’t that daft. 😀

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  • Troy Stavers

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #12

    @Sportbilly

    The euro games he played well in we’re all inferior opposition. Our second string, which are crap, got this far. Even Sammi looked a world beater against them.

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  • Ashton

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Pardew should try playing him as a full back sometime, and see how it goes. He is good at defending and I’ve seen him intercept and dispossess his opponents many times alas after losing the ball to the opponents! but that’s not the point. He has all the tools to be a good fullback. He would have more time and space as a full back which is something he is struggling with, when played as a winger.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #14

    genuine terrible player

    I’be given him plenty time and he has never taken his chance. The odd good performance but no where near enough.

    He doesn’t track back well enough, lets people run off him too much and just seems to no care when he loses the ball.

    He never even tries to beat his man, he just almost accepts he will fail and rolls the ball inside…no good for a wide man.

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  • Troy Stavers

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #15

    @Ashton

    I think our proper full backs are more than adequate without experimenting with a failed winger.

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  • Troy Stavers

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #16

    I think he would do a good impersonation of an inflatable supporter which Barca have behind their goals and use when they score. 😀

    There’s always a role for everyone. 😉

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #17

    troy

    Exactly. If the people complain about santon’s defending (i do a bit too) then this place would go nuts with obertan at the back.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #18

    Sportbilly
    Tbf when we signed him he played straight for half a season including in an 11 game unbeaten run, there’s only so long that the confidence excuse has any merit and I think he’s used it well past it’s sell by date, there’s only so long a player can live on potential before it has to turn into ability, and it’s just not going to happen certainly not here

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  • G

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #19

    “Newcastle paid £3M to Manchester United for the winge almost two year ago”

    Indeed Ed, that’s all most fans have done about him since we signed it seems.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #20

    If his football career never happens then there’s always spongebob the musical

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  • G

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #21

    since He signed even

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #22

    Obertan has lots of pace and everything positive ends there. Doesn’t have the footballing brain required to play in the top flight. He makes routledge look like a world class winger.

    He’s a championship player and will likely be playing his trade there. And no one will pay 3m for him.

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  • Ashton

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #23

    Troy Stavers

    Maybe next season. I personally believe that he would do a better job as a fullback than Tavernier, Ferguson and maybe even Simpson. His pace is too much and most wingers would struggle to go past him.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 13, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Obertan is meant to have pace but its a rare occasion he actually uses it….he never just does what bale or walcott does and shift it 20 yards past the full back and beat him to it…he just messes about and loses the ball or puts in the tamest of crosses.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 13, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #25

    ashton

    wingers might struggle to go past him with pace but they’d easy beat him with a trick and get plenty of room to cross the ball.

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  • Tinman

    Mar 13, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #26

    He is absolutely shite, there is no debate here. Move on!

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  • Ashton

    Mar 13, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #27

    Transfer Sage

    Every time I’ve seen him play he has been good at 1 on 1’s, defensively .

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  • Tinman

    Mar 13, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #28

    Just read Ben Arfa aint playing on Thursday. Gutted.

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  • t00ntime

    Mar 13, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #29

    According to twitter, HBA hasnt recoverd from his hamstring injury and wont play thursday.
    IMO we need to look into this because its becoming a problem. This is the 2nd time (this season alone) hba has been brought back before he recoverd from his injury. Is it APs fault or the medical staff?

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  • Agent Stardust

    Mar 13, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #30

    Just heard toon are in for O’Shea for next season as replacement for Taylor

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Mar 13, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #31

    I have tried my best to give him a chance but he is never going to make it as a footballer here we might struggle to get a decent fee for him as well so would be better used in a swap deal

    He has been found to not be better than Routledge and he was bought to be an upgrade and before everyone goes on about it Routledge is not good enough either he still contributes nothing at Swansea his crossing is still dire it was a crap cross that bounced off Mbiwa’s head and off Santon’s leg he just has pace and plays the simple pass at Swansea

    We need someone with the pace of those 2 boys but actually someone who can score and cross the ball good as Cisse needs crosses he gets fed on scraps all game every game rarely scores a header because we never deliver it to him

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  • G

    Mar 13, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #32

    Agent Stardust @ 30. Another fortnight before 1st April son.

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  • jayphoto

    Mar 13, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #33

    If obertan went to the french league on the wages hes on now hed be one of the highest paid outside of the top 3! That league cant afford him!

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  • wreker16

    Mar 13, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #34

    Obertan, obertan, obertan………. I thought like Ranirix that Man U and arsenal might be the turning point….. But no……. Getting 3 mil for him would be a very good result. Buy a new winger please mike 🙂

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  • jayphoto

    Mar 13, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #35

    @31 problem is usually pace and composure dont together and when they do it costs a bomb :ie lucas maura, neymar, gareth bale etc

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  • Rainrix

    Mar 13, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #36

    For me it has to be the medical team. Im sure if pards was told benny wasn’t 100%, then he wouldn’t have brought him back, he would have waited for it to clear up. We didn’t really need him back so urgently this time round so i doubt pards would’ve rushed him back.

    Either the medical team is at fault, or theres some kind of underlying problem with his hamstring.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 13, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #37

    Blew…yes Benny is probably a product off mismanage from clubs and not taking good care of himself!

    …every young player wants to play every single game so it is very important that clubs take good care of the young players give them time to recover when injured.

    Even if the player wants to play regardless 🙂

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 13, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #38

    ashton

    I still wouldn’t trust obertan…it only takes half a yard and somebody can whip in a cross. He would get found out there.

    We also have 3 very good fullbacks who will be here next season and for the remainder of this season simmo is still the better option….plus raylor will be back next year so theres 2 for each full back position.

    Think we should try and cut our losses on obertan…if somebody will take him and he is willing to join that club let him go.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 13, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #39

    No idea with benny…..the extra weight, the freezing temps and the artificial pitch weren’t ideal conditions to return him to the first team.

    To me that suggests he was fit enough to have a run out otherwise you wouldn’t risk him in that game.

    It could be a weakness in his hamstrings, look healed but very delicate.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 13, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #40

    t00ntime…this it what I have been trying to say for month.

    …but alot of people on here won’t have it when I say AP have mismanaged Benny when it comes to his hamstring problem.

    One of the recurring excuses is that why would AP mismanage Benny when he was so patient with him after he broke his leg.

    The other excuse has been why blame AP if the medic of those in France has vouch for him.

    Answer: Because bringer a player back from a hamstring 16 days without the proper scans is reckless and happens too often in England. There was many a study of this a few years ago in England.

    And because in the end the responsibility is with Pardew. If he is ignorant about these kinds of injuries he need to have people around him that knows better.

    In the end we have missed Benny for 3-4 month because of Pardew’s mismanage of his hamstring. (doesn’t matter what the medics or those in France have told him)

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