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Statement Issued By Newcastle

It was reported last week that Newcastle had dispensed with the services of two senior players in Gabby Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux – and now that has made been made official by a statement coming from Newcastle.

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Gabby Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux – have left Newcastle

Here is the statement issued by Newcastle this morning.


Obertan And Marveaux Leave Newcastle

Newcastle United can confirm that Gabriel Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux have left St. James’ Park by mutual consent.

The contracts of the French pair were due to expire this summer, but with them almost certainly not going to feature in the Magpies’ remaining games of the 2015/16 season, a settlement was agreed earlier this week, allowing them to find new clubs.

Obertan, aged 27, joined Newcastle from Manchester United in August 2011.

The winger made 77 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals, but has not featured for the first team since last September.

Marveaux, 30, also arrived on Tyneside in the summer of 2011, from French side Rennes.

However, he has spent large periods of his time at the Club sidelined by injury and made just 57 appearances in nearly five years, scoring twice.

The midfielder spent the 2014/15 campaign on loan at Guingamp and last played for United in March 2014.

Everyone at Newcastle United wishes Gabriel and Sylvain the very best for the future.


Both signings were not good ones for the club and that shows in the number of appearances they made,  as they saw out their lucrative five year contracts.

Newcastle need to do a lot better in the future in the transfer market, if we are to challenge again at the top of the Premier League.

Of course we are only thinking of surviving relegation this season – as we were last season at this time – with just two games to play.


Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    May 5, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #1

    My thoughts go out to Ketsy.

    Thanks for the memories Marv and Squidy.

  • barkel

    May 5, 2016 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #2

    I don’t think anyone is surprised about this.

    My mate is a mackem and he reckons they’re going to pick up 4 points from their last 3, he says they’ll stay up ahead of us on GD

    We’re going to have to try give Villa a spanking and hope spurs have 2nd wrapped up before they play us

  • Ibizatoon

    May 5, 2016 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #3

    barkel…Since when do we take on board what a mackem thinks?

    Still, we know what we have to do. Starting with Villa.

  • barkel

    May 5, 2016 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Very true, just thought I’d share some outsider opinions

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    May 5, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Would be very NUFC if Obertan were to sign for the Mackems and score the goal to send us down.

  • Jib

    May 5, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #6

    When I was a kid there was a saying
    “Good riddance to bad rubbish”
    Apt here I think.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 5, 2016 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #7

    So no surprise there, be interesting to see where they go and how they do.

    I could see Leicester or Southampton taking Gabby and turning him into a very good player. Marveaux will probably go back to France and end up in the national team with HBA.

  • bettyswallocks

    May 5, 2016 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #8

    I see Janmaat has declared himself fit and available . It ll be disappointing if he replaces Anita as many of our goals conceded have been due to Janmaat ‘s static defending. Anita has also put in more telling crosses than Janmaat.


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