There are quotes today attributed to Obafemi Martins welcoming a move to VfL Wolfsburg. The quotes are out of the daily newspaper of Wolfsburg.
Obafemi Martins-Would love to play in Bundesliga
The comments seem very unlike Martins. He has had countless links to clubs like Arsenal but has never expressed a wish to move away from Newcastle. However, these are desperate times at Newcastle and who could blame him for wanting to leave.
Martins spoke of the Bundesliga and Wolfsburg,
“The Bundesliga is on the up and could soon become one of the best in the world, that’s why I am keen on joining a side that has recently become champions of that division.
“I am hoping this transfer is going to be pushed through real soon.”
Just yesterday there were reports that a £10M pricetag had been slapped on Martins. That would recoup what Newcastle paid for Martins when he left Inter Milan in August of 2006.
This would be a good deal for Newcastle since they would also remove his wages from the wage bill. Martins has been a fan favorite but has been far too inconsistent. While he would be great in the Championship next year, it would be best for both parties if this deal went through