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.
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?