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.
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.