Newcastle are said to be interested in 22 year-old Godfrey Oboabona, who has played 16 times for Nigeria and is currently playing for the Sunshine Stars in Nigeria.
Godfrey Oboabona – Nigerian defender
Godfery is based in Akure and is playing for his home town club – but there are some European clubs who are said to be interested in the defender and they include Newcastle United.
The player was offered a trial by Arsenal late last month, so other big clubs are already after the 6’1″ defender, although it doesn’t look like Arsenal have offered him a contract – yet.
The reports out of Nigeria suggest the fee is a mere £1M, so certainly Oboabona meets the criteria of a player who is not too expensive and could become an excellent player in the future – and that’s the type of player Newcastle are looking for.
Newcastle are after good players in all positions, but our goals against this season is one of the worst in the Premier League, so we are hoping Newcastle will bring in some new defenders over the summer.
Danny Simpson is leaving when his contract runs out, and Coloccini could leave to return home to be with his family, so there is room for new good young defenders in the Newcastle squad.
Godfrey Oboabona made his International debut for Nigeria last year, and the defender has appeared in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches since then.
Godfery was also called up to the Nigerian 23-man squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, and of course Nigeria won the whole thing by beating Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final, and Godfery played in the final.
It’s hard to know how good this player is – but why wouldn’t Newcastle give the lad at least a trial?
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