Newcastle were linked with Inter-Milan midfielder Joel Obi on June 7th, and now his agent has said that Obi is being tracked by Premier League clubs, and that’s thought to include both Newcastle and Sunderland.
Joel Obi – Newcastle interested in central midfielder
His agent Renzo Contratto had this to say to fcinternews.it yesterday:
“All I can say is that Joel is a player that is well liked in the Premier League.” “The player is coming off of a complicated season. He is doing well now and will leave for the pre-season retreat, and then we will see what Inter wants to do.”
“I would say that Obi is perfect for the new coach of the Nerazzurri – Walter Mazzarri – who really likes players that can show their skills in attack and in defense.”
“I think that from now and until the transfer window closes on September 2nd, nobody can predict what will happen. Obi is an Inter player and has a contract until 2017.”
The 11 times capped Nigerian International made his debut for Inter-Milan in September of 2010, in a UEFA Champions League group stage game against Werder Bremen, and he has played about 56 times for Inter-Milan since that time with two goals.
The left footed central midfielder was a Sunderland target in January, and reports out of Italy are saying that both Sunderland and Newcastle are now interested in the youngster.
Obi played only twice last season, after injury and surgery saw him mostly in the injury room at Inter last season.
But Inter-Milan are said to be ready to sell the 5’10” Lagos-born player this summer.
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