Newcastle Winger Could Go Out On Loan In January

French winger Gabby Obertan has said that if he is not getting playing time with  the Newcastle first team by January, he would like to go out on loan, so he’s at least getting first team football somewhere this season.

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Gabby Obertan – loan move in January?

Obertan signed on from Manchester United two years ago in a £3M deal, and has found the last couple of seasons tough going at the Toon.

And news today that Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies is interested in signing Obertan on loan in January, and then maybe on a permanent deal in the summer.

Gabby joined Newcastle in the summer of 2011 on a five-year deal, and his contract doesn’t run out until the summer of 2016, and Newcastle will want to recuperate their £3M on Gabby if he leaves on a permanent basis.

Nottingham Forest won two successive European Cups back when the great Brian Clough was the manager in 1979, and the club have been spending big money recently, as they push for promotion back to the Premier League.

The wealthy Al-Hasawi family of Kuwait bought the club fifteen months ago, and are willing to invest money at Forest to get them promoted, and they are currently in 6th place in the Championship.

It could even be a decent move for 24 year-old Obertan, should he not get the playing time he wants at Newcastle by January.

What do you think?

9 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Nov 8, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #1


    My worry is that Spurs have only conceded 5 goals this season, 3 of them to West Ham. 7 clean sheets in the league and last night conceded there first goal in Europa League. I can’t remember the last time we kept consecutive clean sheets. the only other teams to score against them were Arsenal at emirates 1-0 and Chelsea 1-1

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 8, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #2

    our toon

    it won’t be easy to score, thats for sure. But we do have quality in our team to score special goals which is maybe what it will take.

  • HullMag6

    Nov 8, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Anyone else heard the rumour Gomis is learning to speak English?

    It was on Loic Remys Facebook page (probably not directly him though (remy))

    How much longer are we prepared to be patient for with Cisse

  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 8, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #4

    Obertan needs playing time if we’re still hoping for him to progress.

    He either needs to be sold or loaned out, see very little point in keeping him as a fringe player, floating between reserves and the bench.

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 8, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #5

    i don’t want gomis….we can do much better than him.

    but if he comes cheap in jan and its him or nobody then so be it, i’ll back the lad

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 8, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #6

    Gomis is not a good centre forward. If we are going to lose patience with Cisse we might as well look for someone decent…. Anyway, I read somewhere that he had said he would not leave until next summer – free transfer = bumper wage packet, sign on fee and agents fee. Not us then…

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 8, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #7

    Eds previous header, what a misnomer if there if was a more accurate description, things came together that season we finished fifth, all we needed was a CB and a decent RB and we ended up with a classy midfielder who couldn’t get a game because Kenny Dalglish wasn’t in charge of the purse strings anywhere.

  • Our Toon

    Nov 8, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #8

    We certainly need a CF who can hold the ball up, strong…Benteke/Lukaku type of CF, knowing the 3 stooges Ashley, JFK and Pards we will probably go in for Zigic from B’ham

  • geordiegav1987

    Nov 8, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #9

    shite player. I say send squidward out to the championship, he may get some playtime there.
    Hes got pace and youth on his side but technically he is terrible like ny spelling lol.
    Hope we get ince ir zaha in january but not holding my breath cos we all know mike ashley only gets his checkbook out if hes buying porkpies by the ton.


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