It’s always good to see a player who is supposed to be leaving the club get stuck in and start playing well in both the training and in the games, and that’s exactly what’s happened with Gabriel Obertan at Newcastle United.
Gabriel Obertan in action yesterday
Gabby scored a great goal against Malaga on Saturday – maybe his best goal ever for Newcastle – and it shows some good character coming from the 25 year-old French winger.
The former Manchester United player has certainly impressed in pre-season, both in his attacking prowess and in his willingness to work for the side.
That has not gone unnoticed by Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who had this to say to Sky Sports News yesterday:
“I was really pleased with our fans. It was nice to hear them singing Obertan’s name,” “He is another player that has worked hard this summer and you can see that.
“If he can take that into the season that will be a bonus for us, because he’s been troubled with injuries.”
It would certainly be a bonus if Gabby can keep fit and play like he’s been playing recently, although consistency is the challenge for him.
Newcastle are still going great guns in the transfer market this summer, and yesterday completed our seventh signing of the summer, with 23 year-old Facundo Ferreyra arriving on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk.
And there was news last night that Newcastle are after two Nottingham Forest defenders, and want to complete those two deals today.
Lee Charnley has been a busy man this summer.
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