Newcastle United has accepted a bid of a reported £9M for Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins.
Obafemi Martins-It’ll be sad to see him go
Sky Sports is reporting that Martins will be Newcastle’s first transfer this offseason joining reigning Bundesliga champions Wolfsburg. Martins was a very entertaining though frustrating player at Newcastle. His larger than life personality will be missed, however.
This will signal the end of the short lived transfer embargo. Expect a flurry of players to leave as Ashley tries to bail himself out of this current financial mess.
This news and the recent reports of the Profitable Group dropping out of their bid to purchase Newcastle could signify that Mike Ashley is resigned to being the owner for the start of the season. He will be desperate to trim the wage bill before the season starts.
The first, well now second, thing he needs to do is appoint a manager quickly. Then maybe we can get in some players as we offload the high wage earners. This is already a small squad which will need reinforcements. Leave it to Ashley to begin preparations a week and a half before the season starts.